Snake Plant

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  • Purifies the Air
  • Low Maintenance
  • Tolerates Low, Medium or High Sunlight
  • Low Water

Best Way To Use The Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is extremely resistant and only needs very little light in order to make photosynthesis. Besides being able to remove toxins, the plant is great for keeping it in the bedroom because it is able to produce oxygen at night.

The plant is as tough as its name implies. But Snake Plant (Sansevieria) also is a versatile indoor plant that requires little care. Also known as Mother in Law's Tongue, snake plants grow upright with wide, blade-like foliage. This is a perfect starter plant for anyone who doubts their growing abilities or have little indoor light. It's also a versatile element for adding color or height to any area of a room — or several rooms! Snake Plant is an excellent choice for a tall thriller in outdoor containers with succulents or other low-water plants, at least for the summer.

The sword-like leaves of Snake Plant can vary some in color and pattern, depending on the variety you choose and their light exposure. But even after a little neglect, they usually stand tall against a wall or window, adding plenty of green and texture. The plants do best in part sun, but can survive low light or heavier sun. Sometimes, a Snake Plant also blooms with a small, tubular-shaped fragrant flower. But who needs a bloom when the large leaves attract plenty of attention.

Snake Plant Care

Snake plants cannot tolerate frost, so you can grow them in the ground only in hotter zones (9b to 11) or in a container you bring inside for winter. Water it a little extra the first few weeks, but don't water if the top inch or soil is moist. Your Snake Plant does better with a little drought or underwatering than it does from overwatering. So, it's a perfect houseplant for people who travel or sometimes forget to water their plants.

Snake Plant Location

If you live in a frost-free zone, you may plant this outdoors in a row of Snake Plants for a striking border or accent to a wall or fence. Space them between 6 inches and 36 inches apart and make sure they get full to partial sun. Indoors this plant is great as a modern decor item in a living room or kitchen. This plant is also recommended in bedrooms.

Sansevieria trifasciata Plant Facts

Light Requirement: Low, Medium, High
Maintenance: Low
Watering: Low
Height: 2 Feet
Spread: 1 Foot
Habit: Upright
Foliage Color(s): Green & White Variegated
Flower Color: White
Bloom Period: Rare & Erratic
Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Common Name: Snake Plant

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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

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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.