Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Moonshine’

Snake Plant 'Moonshine'

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A sought after variant of the iconic Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Moonshine’ is an elegant and almost unkillable choice for any well lit indoor space.

The uncommon ‘Moonshine’ cultivar has pale, faintly banded, silver-grey foliage which pleasantly gradients into a deep green at the margins and tips.

Origin: West Africa
Genus: Sansevieria
Species / Cultivar: trifasciata 'Moonshine'
Common Name: Snake Plant 'Moonshine'
Synonym: Dracaena trifasciata

Plant Biography

Native to tropical West Africa, this succulent has become an incredibly popular choice of houseplants for its sleek, modern appearance and easy to care for nature.

Unlike many succulents which have adapted to arid environments by staying short and wide, the foliage of Sansevieria grows remarkably upright. Each of these vertical shoots of foliage are said to resemble the figure of a snake, hence the common name ‘Snake Plant’.

The darker bands of variegation on its thick, fleshy leaves are what give it the name ‘trifasciata’, which in Latin means “marked with three bands”. On the foliage of the ‘Moonshine’ cultivar these bands are softly subtle, creating a pleasing and elegant ripple effect.

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Moonshine’
Light: Direct
This plant likes as much sun as possible. Best placed in direct sunlight by a window.
Soil: Dry
Requires a drier soil with a high sand, low compost content.
Temperature: >7°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Slow
Don't expect this plant to grow too big too soon!
Water Requirement: Minimal Watering
Water sparingly during summer, and little, to not at all in winter.
Humidity: Low
Prefers drier air and wont require supplementary misting, typically because it evolved in an arid climate.
Skill & Care: Hard To Kill
Hard to kill and doesn't require much attention. An ideal starter plant!

Expert Tip

Snake Plants thrive on neglect, just make sure not to overwater it! Otherwise, it can survive in most lighting conditions and can survive without watering for prolonged periods of time.

Care & Size Guidance

Snake Plants are a brilliant choice for both new and seasoned plant owners alike, providing impressive towering vertical forms whilst being one of the easiest plants to look after.

Though it tolerates shade, the colour is at its ghostly best in well lit environments. Nonetheless, it is a slow growing plant in any lighting conditions.

Water when the soil has dried out several centimetres, allowing it to dry out further in winter months, never left sitting in moisture.


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