Zeylanica Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata Zeylanica

Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 4" to 5" W 9" to 15" H

The leading commercial variety of Sansevieria, known and grown for the hemp-like fiber in the leaves. It's an interesting and attractive plant that is also durable to a wide range of conditions. It's an easy plant to care for and makes for a great addition to your personal green space. Species of the Sansevieria genus are recommended for air purification – particularly within the home and office.

Fun fact: Under perfect conditions, a snake plant may produce a bloom. Flowers are born in large clusters and are generally white with a greenish tinge. They emit a sweet floral fragrance that can fill a room. They won't bloom with any regularity, however, and many boom just once every several years.

We know, there are a lot of different types of Snake Plants and it can be tough to know which is which. Variegated, or Laurentii, is the most common one you're going to find and is really, really durable when it comes to growing conditions. We're talking extra tough, leave it and forget it (then remember it) tough. Known as a great air purifier, they're native to West Africa and often used in Feng Shui.

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Zeylanica Snake Plant

About Zeylanica Snake Plant

According to pre-Feng Shui, the Chinese would place the Sansevieria plant in the home's foyer to enable eight virtues to enter the house: prosperity, beauty, long life, intelligence, health, art, strength, and poetry. That's a delightful 'welcome home!'

Care Level: I'm Easy

Super easy to care for and perfect for beginners.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Mildly toxic to humans, pets, cats and dogs.


Grown in the USA. Native to native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo.

Fun Facts

Hollywood's plant! Sansevieria has frequently been used as a set decoration in many films and TV shows, including: A Serbian Film, Being John Malkovich, Blue Velvet, Duck Soup, Groundhog Day, Homegrown, The Paper, and These Final Hours. :: Because the leaves of Sansevieria grow upwards, the plants can be used for feng shui purposes. :: Some believe that having Sansevieria near children helps reduce coarseness, although care must be taken to ensure the child cannot reach the plant's poisonous leaves. :: Others recommend placing pots near the toilet tank to counter the drain-down vibrations. :: A fibre is obtained from the leaves and is used for making mats, sails, cordage, coarse cloth and the production of paper pulp.
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Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who like variety and variegated leaves
  • Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
  • Great for people who love the tropical vibe
  • Great for people using Feng Shui
Zeylanica Snake Plant

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Sansevieria trifasciata Zeylanica Care Guide

  • Medium

    Best in medium light, but can survive in a range of low to high.

  • Low

    Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

  • Low

    Doesn'Äôt prefer humidity, but it can tolerate it.

  • 60 to 80

    Keep this plant in rooms where the temperature is a comfortable 60°F-75°F and avoid cold drafts or air vents below 55°F.

  • 9|10|11

    Outside: Keep it in dappled shade (early morning sun) to full shade on a patio out of direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn where nights are above 55°F.

  • Seasonally

    Fertilize sparingly in the spring and summer apply at half-strength a balanced, liquid fertilizer especially formulated for indoor plants and let the rest of the year.

  • 3 Years

    When receiving the Snake plant, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months. They like to be a bit root-bound. Repot in the spring, using a 2" bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a pot could cause the soil to dry slower, which is not helpful.) Use a succulent soilless potting mix with perlite to help with drainage. Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain.

    Use a well-draining cacti and succulent potting mix with perlite to help with drainage.

    Water your plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit an hour.

    Add cacti and succulent soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen.

    Inspect the roots. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners.

    Ensure the plant is sitting about 1 inch below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over.

    Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil.

    Water well to dampen the soil and let it drain.

  • Monthly

    To clean the leaves and alleviate dust particles, give it a shower from above. Fill a watering can with filtered, distilled or tap water that has been sitting for 24 hours. Place the plant in a sink and lightly wash the leaves with a shower spray end watering can.

    Trim off discolored spots with a sterile knife. Remove any debris from the soil and replenish soil if needed. Inspect for any insects at this time.

  • Cuttings

    Cut a leaf off at the base and place it in a container tall enough to hold the leaf upright. Add about an inch of water at the bottom and change the water weekly. Keep the leaf in medium indirect sunlight while it's beginning to form roots. Once roots are at least 1-2 inches long, plant it with rooting hormone mixed into the well-draining succulent and cacti mix. Water and place in bright to medium, indirect light. Use a wooden dowel to train it to stand upright until the roots are more anchored and secure.

Zeylanica Snake Plant

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