Dracaena trifasciata aka Snake Plant


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Common names

Snake Plant, Mother In Law's Tongue, Viper's Bowstring Hemp, Dracaena Star Canyon Granite, Sansevieria Trifasciata, Sansevieria Jacquinii, Ghost Snake Plant, Bird's Nest Snake Plant, Sanseveria 'Hahnii', Good Luck Plant, Golden Bird's Nest, Golden Hahnii, Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Hahnii', Dracaena Trifasciata 'Stars And Stripes', Gilt Edge Snake Plant, Glimmering Star Snake Plant, Gold Star Hahnii, Sanserveria Cordova, Silver Snake Plant

How to care for Snake Plant


Snake Plant is a great choice for beginner plant parents because it is easy to care for!


Snake Plant does best in dry soil and should only be watered sparingly.


Snake Plant loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Snake Plant can survive in low light conditions, making them ideal for rooms that are far from windows or other light sources. However, for best results, place the plant less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light.


Snake Plant is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.