Sansevieria - 'Snake Plant'


The Snake Plant is notoriously hard to kill and is happy in almost all areas of the home. Their growth is directly directly upwards so it's a good one for narrow spaces, especially as it can survive in low light conditions.

In Nigeria, it is associated with the ‘Ogun’, the Orisha of war and is frequently used to in rituals to ‘remove the evil eye’. It’s also revered in Portugal, where it is known as ‘St George’s Sword’.


Commonly known as: Snake Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Viper's Bowstring Hemp, Saint George’s Sword

Horticultural Name: Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii

Origin: Tropcial West Africa, from Nigeria to Congo.


Nursery Pot Size:  14cm 

Current Height: Approx 35cm

Ultimate Height: 75 - 100cm

Light: Bright Spot / Indirect Light / Low Light

Watering: Every 10-14 Days.

Additional Info: Great for Air Purifying as it stores and releases oxygen. Mildly Toxic if ingested.

Fits Pot Size: 14cm +

Pictured with a Cement Planter and a Stratton Tapered Pot, not included.