Sansevieria zeylanica

Snake Plant

(2 customer reviews)

From £11.95

The iconic Snake Plant. Sansevieria zeylanica is an elegant and almost unkillable choice for any well lit indoor space.

Sansevieria zeylanica forms dense groups of slender grey-green swords patterned with waves of dark green bands.

Origin: S. India, Sri Lanka
Genus: Sansevieria
Species / Cultivar: zeylanica
Common Name: Snake Plant
Synonym: Dracaena zeylanica

Plant Biography

Native to South East Asia, 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’.

Sansevieria zeylanica is one of the most popular houseplants worldwide.

Sansevieria zeylanica
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, it is at its 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.

the plant was very big i mean big very well packed first class service from the palm centre and roberts team well done

David M

the plant was very big i mean big very well packed first class service from the palm centre and roberts team well done

2 customer reviews for Sansevieria zeylanica

Beautiful plant, delivered on time and really well packaged! Will definitely buy from the Palm Centre again. Thank you

Cathy S.

the plant was very big i mean big very well packed first class service from the palm centre and roberts team well done

David M.