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Snake Plant- Sansevieria Laurentii

The snake plant gained popularity due to how adaptable it is to a wide range of growing conditions. 

The Sansaviieria Laurentii variety has beautiful light and dark green pattern with a yellow edge that makes the colors pop. They are an easy care plant that is especially fun when you see babies start to sprout.

In general, snake plants are super rewarding plants because of their resilient and fast-growing nature.

Plant oVerview


Native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo

plant family


Other common names

Sansaveria, Dracaena, mother-in-law's tongue, devil's tongue, jinn's tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant and snake tongue.

other varieties

There are plenty of different types, a few common ones: Bacularis, Burmanica, Concinna, Cylindrica, Hyacinthoides, Parva, Raffillii, Trifasciata, Zeylanica.


Toxic to pets and humans if consumed.

growing your snake plant in water

replacing water

For healthy plants, we recommend that you add water to the glass every 1-2 weeks (or if you see that water levels have lowered) to replenish the water that evaporated or absorbed from the plants. Then, replace the water every 2-4 weeks.

Most tap water works great but distilled or filtered waters are recommended if available. 


We recommend adding 1-2 of liquid nutrients to your philodendron's water every month. To further encourage and support leaf growth, we recommend adding an additional drop of nutrients if you see a new leaf forming. 


Snake Plants can thrive in many light situations. They thrive in areas in the home like a brightly lit corner or across a window that receives a lot of sunlight as well as more shaded zones.


For snake plants, the ideal temperature range is 65-78 degrees Fahrenheit. A general rule of thumb for many tropical houseplants is that if you are comfortable, then they will be comfortable too!


Snake plants prefer moderate humidity, but can do well in most home settings regardless of humidity level.  

Leaf care & pruning

  • Cleaning the leaves will promote better light absorption for photosynthesis, simply use a damp towel or cloth and wipe them down
  • Yellowing or brown leaves can be removed at the base of the plant if needed.

Propagation Tips

The Sansaviieria Laurentii is easy propagate in water through most of the year. To do so, cut to the desired length. Submerge in a cup with filtered water and find a bright, warm space with indirect light for the plant. Roots generally form in 2 to 3 weeks. 

Common issues & care info

Leaf burn

Identification: Brown holes in the leaves, browning tips that are crispy to the touch

Cause: Overexposure to sunlight

How to treat:  Simply move your plant away from any direct sunlight or places with too much sunlight. Try placing your snake plant in a nearby area with less light exposure or somewhere where it won't have any contact with the sun. You can remove any brown tips if you like, but it's not necessary to your plant's recovery.

Loss of Color variegation

Identification: Color patterns in the leaves are fading, leaves becoming a solid green color

Cause: When your philodendron is creating solid green leaves, this means that your plant is not receiving enough bright indirect light.

How to treat: Move your plant to an area where it would be exposed to more bright indirect light and wait for the leaves to recover their color. For newer leaves, they will gain their markings as they age.