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: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Cacti and Succulent Mix
Enjoys a drier soil with a high ratio of drainage material.
Temperature: >7°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Slow
Expect to see quite small amounts of growth over the years.
Final Size: Small
Will stay small enough for a desk or shelf.
Water Requirement: Minimal Watering
In summer water sparingly when soil has dried out significantly. Little to no water in winter.
Humidity: Low
Suited to fairly dry air, typically because it evolved in an arid climate.
Maintenance: Low
Requires no attention beyond correct position and watering. 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

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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