- Low Water Needs
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Well-draining Succulent Soil
- Mature Height 12 inches
Few houseplants can claim the ‘low-maintenance’ title as emphatically as Snake Plants, and the Starlight Snake Plant is no exception. Thriving on neglect, the Starlight (Sansevieria trifasciata) is succulent that requires little more than occasional watering. This Snake Plant variety stands out with its thick, pointed, dappled gray-green leaves, edged with dusty yellow and emerging from the plant’s center in a tight rosette. Its petite size and wide range of acceptable lighting allow it to fill any space needing life, from a bright spot on a patio to a desk in a windowless office. Snake Plants are toxic and therefore should be placed out of reach of pets and children.
Best Locations For Growing Starlight Snake Plant
Snake Plants may be the only houseplant that can thrive in both full direct sun as well as artificial light. For this reason, Snake Plants are the go-to option for housewarming presents, office plants, and plant-lovers alike, without the worry of having to find the perfect spot for it immediately. Place the Starlight on a desk, bookshelf, or on the floor next to a bright window–you really cannot go wrong!
Starlight Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements
Some are surprised to learn that Snake Plants do not have to be limited to low light spots, though they are often chosen for their low light tolerance. With a gentle introduction, Snake Plants can adapt to receiving bright, direct sunlight, allowing them to fill any window in a home regardless of what time of day sunlight enters. On the flipside, the Starlight Snake Plant can survive in a room without natural light, as long as there is access to artificial lighting for several hours a day. Plants placed in low light are likely to grow slowly and may need water infrequently.
Starlight Snake Plant Care
Snake Plants require little maintenance and rarely need to be repotted. When placed in bright light and after having grown significantly, however, you may find that the Starlight is ready for a larger pot. Choose a pot with drainage holes that is only an inch or two larger than the previous size. Repot using a cactus or succulent soil that is well draining.
Watering Starlight Snake Plant
The most common reason for a Snake Plant’s demise is overwatering. These plants are succulents, storing water in their thick rhizomes and leaves. The frequency of watering will greatly depend on where a Snake Plant is placed. In bright light, watering may be necessary about once a month. In lower light, watering may be necessary even less frequently, possibly once every two or three months. Allow the soil of the Starlight Snake Plant to dry completely before watering deeply, until the soil is thoroughly soaked. Like other succulents, the leaves of a Snake Plant will become soft, pliable, and wrinkled when the plant is ready for water. Bottom watering, when the pot is placed in a few inches of water to be absorbed through the drainage holes, is often a beneficial practice when watering Snake Plants. This helps to avoid wetting the leaves and prevents water from getting into the curled center of the Starlight crown, which often leads to crown rot.
Feeding Starlight Snake Plant
Snake Plants are slow growers, therefore needing fertilizer infrequently. Dilute a liquid cactus or succulent fertilizer into your water twice a year, once in the spring and again in the summer, to provide the Starlight Snake Plant with some extra nutrients. Fertilizing in the winter is not necessary as plants slow down their growth. Take care not to over-fertilize Snake Plants, which can lead to root damage and stunted growth.
Starlight 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: 12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 4 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Brown, Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Bright Grey-Green with Whiteish-Tan Outline|
|Temperature: 60° - 77°F (16° - 25°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Starlight Snake Plant|
|Other Name(s): Mother-In-Law's Tongue|
|Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Starlight'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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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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