- Adaptable Houseplant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Below Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3.5 Feet
Whether you need a dependable plant for a difficult area, you haven’t had much luck with houseplants, or you simply like the sword-shaped, variegated foliage, the Silver Streak Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is what you’ve been looking for. A silver stripe runs down the center of the dark-green leaves, and silver specks dot the margins. Sansevieria are slow-growers, but they are also easy plants to maintain. Their care involves a small degree of neglect, which is part of their appeal.
Best Locations For Growing Silver Streak Snake Plant
Snake Plants like to be warm. If the temperature is comfortable for you, then your plant will be fine, but avoid drafty areas. Try to select a spot that is naturally dry or at least has average humidity. Damp rooms, like kitchens and bathrooms, are not ideal, but a sunny living room or even a hallway with medium light is a good location.
Silver Streak Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements
Consistent, indirect light is best for the Silver Streak Snake Plant. This sun-loving plant can handle some direct sunlight, so place it in front of a south- or east-facing window. Too much direct light may damage the leaves, so check for scorch marks. The adaptable Sansevieria can also live in medium light. Plants grown in medium light will grow slowly, but they can still add greenery to an area other plants cannot call home.
Silver Streak Snake Plant Care
Snake Plants do not need constant care, and this houseplant will be fine if you forget to check on it for a couple of weeks. It will do its thing if it has plenty of sunlight and dry conditions. Remove any dead or damaged foliage to encourage new growth.
Watering Silver Streak Snake Plant
Silver Streak Snake Plants like arid conditions. Average humidity is fine, but dry air with no moisture is best. Allow the soil to dry out all the way through before watering. After watering, remove excess water from the tray or cover pot. Allowing a Sansevieria to sit in standing water is possibly the worst thing to happen to this plant.
Feeding Silver Streak Snake Plant
Snake Plants can get by without fertilizer, but feeding the plants at the start of the growing season can set them up for success. Use a balanced fertilizer and dilute it with water. Feed just once in the spring. Do not feed the Silver Streak Snake Plant during the winter when the plant is dormant.
Silver Streak 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|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 3.5 inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green with Metallic Silver Streak In The Middle|
|Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Below Average to Average (20% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Silver Streak Snake Plant|
|Other Name(s): Mother-In-Law's Tongue|
|Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Silver Streak'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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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.
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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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Time of Order:
- 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.
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