Sayuri Snake Plant

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  • Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs, Free-Draining Soil 
  • Mature Height 2.5 feet

The Sayuri Snake Plant, botanically known as Sansevieria sayuri, is also commonly known as the Sansevieria Silver Siam or a type of Mother-in-law’s tongue. Producing elegant erect blades in shades of green and silver earned it its other common name, ‘Metallica’. Being tolerant of different light conditions and its ability to be slightly neglected when it comes to watering makes this an easy houseplant to grow.

Best Locations For Growing Sayuri Snake Plant

Being tolerant of most growing conditions, the Sayuri Snake Plant can be grown in most rooms. However, being toxic to humans and pets, care should be taken when growing this plant around children or animals. 

Sayuri Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements

The Sayuri Snake Plant is adaptable to most light levels. Although preferring bright, but indirect light, it can cope with low to medium light conditions as well. Just don’t let it receive any strong south-facing direct light, which can harm its striking foliage.  

Sayuri Snake Plant Care

Originating from West Africa, the Sayuri Snake Plant prefers to be kept warm, at a temperature between 65 to 85 °F. Tolerant of most humidity levels, this snake plant tends to grow well in any household environment without the need to be misted. The Sayuri Snake Plant is hardy and tough, but keep it away from any cold drafts as this can cause the plant to struggle. Any dead, damaged or overly large leaves can be removed by cutting away at the base using a pair of clean and sharp scissors or a knife. 

Watering Sayuri Snake Plant

As with most snake plants, the Sayuri Snake Plant prefers its soil to be on the drier side and watering is only recommended once the top inch or two of soil has dried out. Being sensitive to overwatering and root rot, any excess water must be allowed to drain away freely before placing it back in its decorative pot. Depending on the growing conditions, water this plant every 2 weeks during the warmer months and every 3 to 4 weeks during winter, although if the soil is still moist it is best to wait until it dries out until watering again.

Feeding Sayuri Snake Plant

Although not strictly necessary, feeding during the growing season can encourage strong growth and the colorful foliage for which it is grown. From spring until fall, this Sayuri Snake Plant can be fed with a balanced houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4 to 6 weeks.

Sayuri 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: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2.5 feet
Mature Spread: 30 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, White
Flower Shade/Description: Green-White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Light Green to Silvery Gray
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Sayuri Snake Plant
Other Name(s): Silver Tongue Snake Plant
Scientific Name: Sansevieria sayuri
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.

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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.

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    Posted by Marion Allen on Jan 17, 2023

    It’s beautiful color but it looks abused some of the leaves are ripped in the centers and along one edge and all the edges are browned crispy looking