Jade Snake Plant

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  • Low Maintenance Tough Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6-12 inches

Jade Snake Plant is a dwarf variety that is exceptionally slow growing and perfect for small spaces in an apartment or office. Snake Plants have many other common names: viper’s hemp string, mother-in-law tongue, or Jade Bird’s Nest. Still, they are all scientifically named Dracaena trifasciata, formerly known as Sansevieria trifasciata. All varieties of Snake Plant originated in the tropical climates of West Africa and require minimal maintenance.

Best Locations For Growing Jade Snake Plant

Jade Snake Plant can be placed in just about any location of the house and will grow well. The dwarf size of Jade makes for a lovely accent on a bookshelf, on a desk, or as a grouping in the kitchen or bathroom. Jade Snake Plant leaves are toxic and should be kept away from pets.

Jade Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements

Any light level will suit this easy-to-grow plant. Low light will keep the plant growing slowly. Brighter light will speed growth, while bright direct light will bleach or burn the leaves. 

Jade Snake Plant Care

Jade Snake Plant needs fast-draining soil to protect the roots from rotting. Cactus and succulent potting soil works well for snake plants. Make sure the pot has excellent drainage. Snake plants can be propagated easily from leaf cuttings. Carefully cut a leaf off at the base of the plant and place it in a glass of water so just the cut end is submerged. Change the water every two weeks until new roots form. Pot the new plantlet in a small container with cactus potting soil. 

Watering Jade Snake Plant

Snake Plants are famous for how they can tolerate drought conditions. This is one reason the          Jade Snake plant is suitable for a first-time houseplant gardener. Let the top 2-3 inches of soil dry thoroughly between waterings. Let the excess water drain fully and empty the saucer or cache pot, so the container does not sit in water. Watering every 1-2 weeks is typical, depending on the humidity level in your home or office.

Feeding Jade Snake Plant

Use a fertilizer formulated for cacti and succulents. These formulas will support strong root growth instead of heavy foliage growth. Only feed during the spring and summer during active growth. There is no need to fertilize during winter.

Jade Snake Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6-12 inches
Mature Spread: 6-12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: Above 50 °F (Above 10 )
Humidity: Below Average to Average (20% - 60%)
Common Name: Jade Snake Plant
Other Name(s): Mother-In-Law's Tongue
Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Jade'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Jade Snake Plant Show Reviews

  • 5
    does really well in my office

    Posted by Gina Graham on Dec 12, 2022

    I work at the office and I always have plants on my desk. I just love how they bring my room to life.