Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii

mother-in-law's tongue / variegated snake plant

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Buy Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii mother-in-law's tongue / variegated snake plant: The easiest (and most forgiving) houseplant

  • Position: ideally bright, with some full sun, but will also tolerate shade
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 45cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 16cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

    If you have never grown a house plant before and are looking for something that is virtually indestructible, then look no further - as this is probably the toughest and most tolerant house plant you can find. It's a good-looker too, with attractively patterned leaves that don't flop or spread. It's great for tight spaces, or where you want something upright.Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: The main thing to avoid with this plant is over-watering, so only water (avoiding the crown) when the compost gets quite dry. In winter you can cut back even more and only water every month or two and keep temperatures above 10°C. Repot every few years when the roots start to split the pot.

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Notes on Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii

"One of the top 3 in study by NASA into the best houseplants for clearing formaldehyde from the air often found in the home in fiberboard and plywood"

Easy to look after


I have had one of these for over 2 years now and it's one of the toughest houseplants and puts up with negelecf too it has grown a fair bit in those two years too





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Some of the older leaves of my sansevieria plant DO flop. Younger shoots coming up, otherwise looks healthy. The floppy leaves are causing the plant to unbalance and keel over. Help!


Hello, These leaves are quite fleshy, so the most likely cause of this is too much water. It sounds as though the older leaves may not recover, so I would cut them off, but do keep an eye on the watering and only top it up when the compost gets really quite dry.


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