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Snake Plant

Sansevieria Laurentii

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I'm destined for the desert, so keep my environment dry and mist free to keep me happy.


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


I don't need much water. If my soil is dry I'm thirsty and it's time to water me!
Botanical name
Sansevieria Laurentii
Snake Plant; Mother-in-law's Tongue; Saint George's Sword; Viper's Bowstring Hemp
Plant type
Indoor; Sansevieria
Plant height (including pot)
30-40cm; 50-60cm; 80-90cm; 90-100cm;100-120cm
Pet/baby safe?
Toxic to pets and babies
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 1.2m
Nursery pot size
12cm; 17cm; 21cm; 24cm; 35cm

Top tip

You might notice scarring on your Sansevieria leaves. This is normal and comes with age. We think it adds character to the Snake Plant.

About Snake Plant

The Sansevieria Laurentii is often nicknamed Mother-in-Law's Tongue due to its pointed leaves and sharp edges. However, this is where the comparison ends as, unlike the typecast reputation of some Mother-in-Law, the Sansevieria Laurentii is actually pretty low-maintenance. They only require watering on occasion when their soil is dry, so it doesn't matter if you forget about them sometimes. This West African native also loves a warm and dry environment (15-23°C, minimum 10°C). Keep your Snake Plant in bright, indirect sunlight, or a shaded spot away from drafts for it to stay happy.

This tall, indoor plant is a slow grower and will reach a maximum height of 1.2m, so you won't have to keep finding it a new home every year. Be sure to keep little Pricklettes away from this Prickle Plant as it is toxic to pets and children.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Snake Plant questions @Prickleplantsuk.