Sansevieria Zeylanica Snake Plant

Product Description

The Sansevieria Zeylanica Snake Plant is one of the most low maintenance indoor plants you can grow!

Commonly called Bowstring Hemp, it is a very close relative to Mother in Law’s Tongue for the long vertical thin leaves that resemble long swords. The leaves are banded by shades of green and dark green with slight variegation. This evergreen perennial plant spreads in its container or the ground by rhizomes that pop up through the soil.

It is technically a flowering plant, although it rarely blooms when grown indoors. Grown outdoors you may see this tropical plant bloom during the spring and summer growing seasons. They can tolerate neglect and even people without a green thumb can grow them. Snake plants are loved by many for their easy care & maintenance.

There are many Sansevieria Zeylanica benefits. Snake plants are known for their air purifying qualities; they produce oxygen to clean the air while reducing air pollutants. They add a touch of green foliage and feng shui to any home decor. It is the perfect house plant to have in your home office, bedroom, bathroom, or sunroom. You can even plant them outdoors!

Sansevieria Care

Sansevieria plant care is easy! They can tolerate a variety of light conditions including low light but they thrive in partial sun to partial shade in bright indirect light. Full sun light may scorch the sword shaped leaves.

Sansevieria soil should be well draining. Avoid wet soil as this can cause root rot. Make sure to choose a container with a drainage hole and do not overwater. A potting soil such as our Organic Potting Mix would be the best.

You can repot Sansevieria when it outgrows the container it is growing in. They like to be slightly root bound so only repot when the plant it really needs it or the leaves start to deteriorate. The Sansevieria Zeylanica height can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and 1 foot wide at full maturity.

Snake plants are grown as indoor houseplants in temperate climates. They can be grown outdoors in USDA growing zones 9-11 where the weather is warm all year long. Water the air purifying plant whenever the soil feels dry to touch, usually about once a week.

*Disclaimer: Sansevieria is toxic to cats, dogs, and humans if ingested!

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Botanical Name

Sansevieria Zeylanica

Sunlight Partial Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 2-3 ft
Mature Width 1-2 ft
Growing Zones 9, 10, 11, All Zones
Special Features
  • Low maintenance
  • Grows indoors or outdoors
  • Unique variegated foliage

Shipping Info

Once your Sansevieria Zeylanica Snake Plant order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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