Sansevieria zeylanica
Sansevieria zeylanica
Sansevieria zeylanica
Sansevieria zeylanica

Sansevieria zeylanica

  • One of the most unusual yet instantly recognisable and popular houseplants there is!
  • Amongst the best plants for cleaning the air in your home, clearing toxins and creating fresh oxygen.
  • Beautiful, sword-like, variegated grey-green and silver foliage make this a spectacular architectural plant.
  • Incredibly easy to maintain, growing in sun or shade and withstand neglect.
  • Supplied as a potted plant in a 14cm nursery pot, growing to a height of 1.2m (4ft) and width of 50cm (20in).

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Sansevieria, the Snake plant, also known popularly as ‘mother-in-Law’s tongue’ is one of the most unusual yet easily recognisable houseplants you can buy!

Sansevieria zeylanica differs from the usual mother-in-law’s tongue in having grey-green and silver foliage instead of the more common green and yellow of Sansevieria trifasciata. It’s a stunning, upright architectural plant that makes an instant statement.

The long sword-like, variegated leaves really do look like snakeskin and this houseplant is incredibly adaptable to a wide range of conditions, making it amazingly easy to grow and look after. It’ll grow happily in bright light or shade, and is even tolerant of drought, so a little neglect won’t bother it, making this the perfect houseplant.

Not only spectacular to look at, Sansevieria are amongst the best plants for improve the environment in our homes by clearing the air, removing toxins and adding valuable oxygen to the air that we breathe.

Supplied as a potted plant in a 14cm nursery pot, growing to a height of 1.2m (4ft) and width of 50cm (20in).

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Supplied as a potted plant in a 14cm nursery pot.

Plant Care Information

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  • Sansevieria prefers to be pot bound, but once it has no more room to grow it can be split to give you more plants.

Care Information

  • Best grown in a clay pot as the strong rhizomes will push plastic pots out of shape.
  • Very tolerant of a wide range of conditions, Sansevieria will excel when grown near a bright east or south facing windowsill, out of direct sunlight.
  • The ideal temperature is between 15°C (60°F) and 23°C (73°F).
    Allow the soil to dry between watering and take care not to over water in winter when the plants are relatively dormant.
  • Repot only when the plant has filled its pot to capacity - you'll know it's time when the plant begins to force its way out of the existing container!
  • Feed with a general-purpose plant food during the summer.

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