Moonshine Snake Plant

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  • Showy, Pale, Silvery-Green Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24 Inches 

Dracaena trifasciata, popularly known as Moonshine Snake Plant, is an evergreen flowering succulent with distinct, pale, silvery-green, spear-shaped upright leaves with attractive darker-green margins that look as though the plant is bathing in moonlight. Previously known as Sansevieria trifasciata until 2017, other names include SilverGlow, MoonGlow, or Silver Moonshine. This hardy, low-maintenance houseplant is ideal for beginners. Snake Plants are scientifically proven to help filter the air in your home from harmful chemicals. Add this attractive and functionally beneficial plant to your houseplant collection. 

Best Locations For Growing Moonshine Snake Plant

Moonshine Snake Plant grows well in room temperatures between 55 - 85 degrees F with average humidity and plenty of bright indirect light. Be sure to place this plant out of reach of pets as it is toxic if ingested. Avoid exposing your Moonshine Snake Plant to extreme temperature fluctuations or cold drafts during winter, as this can produce wrinkled leaves.  

Moonshine Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements

While Snake Plants can live in a variety of lighting circumstances, their ideal placement is in indirect medium to bright sunlight. Brighter light environments will produce new growth faster. 

Moonshine Snake Plant Care

Grow Moonshine in light, airy potting soil, either one specific for succulents, or a homemade mix containing one part perlite, one part sand, and one part potting soil to ensure proper drainage. Plant this Snake Plant in a pot with adequate drainage holes. Place your plant in environments ranging from 55 - 85 degrees F with average humidity. You can take a damp cloth and wipe the top and undersides of the leaves to keep them looking fresh. Repotting is recommended in the spring every 2-3 years.

Watering Moonshine Snake Plant

Water Moonshine Snake Plant with room temperature water when the top 2” of soil are completely dry. In warmer weather, water as often as needed when the top of the soil dries out. Stick your finger about 2” down to feel the moisture in the soil; Snake Plants are prone to root rot so be sure to let your plant dry out completely before its next watering. 

Feeding Moonshine Snake Plant

If your Moonshine Snake Plant is growing well, it’s not necessary to regularly fertilize it or provide additional nutrients. You can use a diluted, balanced fertilizer with an NPK rating of 5-5-5 during the warmer spring and summer growing seasons. 

Moonshine Snake Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 24 inches
Mature Spread: 10-12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Greyish-Green
Temperature: 55° - 85°F (13° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Moonshine Snake Plant
Other Name(s): Mother-In-Law's Tongue
Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine'
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 - Moonshine Snake Plant Show Reviews

  • 4
    hardy plant

    Posted by Patricia Maxwell on Jun 13, 2023

    Easy to care for and visually captivating