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Prefers medium to bright indirect light
Water sparingly, prefers to dry out slightly between waterings
Delightfully resilient and guaranteed for 30 days

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  • Approximately 1.5 feet in overall height
  • Pots are handmade with glazed clay, approximately 6 inches in diameter, and include a water saucer
  • Scientific name: Sansevieria trifasciata
  • Also commonly known as: Mother-in-Law's Tongue
  • Native to tropical western Africa
  • Grown in the USA
A version of this care guide is included with each Snake Plant purchase

Follow the instructions below and you should not have problems with your Snake Plant. All plants experience some shock when moved around and may take a bit of time to adjust to their new environment in your home, but the Snake Plant – like all our plants – is strong and adaptable, so take care of it and give it patience and it will reward you with its beauty.

Light

The Snake Plant likes medium to bright indirect light, so make sure it's placed where the light is filtered or out of direct path of the sun. While it can survive in low light locations as well, it will grow much slower.

Water

The Snake Plant likes occasional watering, but since it's a succulent, it doesn't need much. Give it a good soaking when the top few inches of the soil (under the moss) feel dry, once every couple of weeks usually. Try to keep water out of the center of the leaf clump, and water only along the sides of the plant. As with all plants, avoid overwatering and drain any excess water from the bottom of the saucer, as standing water may cause root rot.

Other Things To Know

If the leaves start drooping, it may be getting too much water.

It's recommended to keep this plant out of direct reach of pets and children as it may slightly irritate them if ingested.


Write us at hello@leonandgeorge.com with any questions about your Snake Plant not covered here.

I'm not in San Francisco – how can I get one of your indoor plants?
We deliver the plants ourselves to make sure they make it to you in the best condition possible. We're currently only delivering in San Francisco but are planning on expanding to the rest of the Bay Area and beyond. Stay tuned!
How will plants be delivered?
We deliver all plants directly to your (or your recipient's) home or office in elegant packaging and with care instructions on a magnet.
Can I get this plant as a gift for someone else?
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What if I have a question about my plant or my order?
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