Also known as Snake Plant or Mother in Law's Tounge
These are one of the easiest house plants to keep - you can pretty much neglect them and they will survive - that being said, do try your best to give lots of love all of your plants and try not to neglect them!
The Sansevieria tralasciata has long, tough, blade like dark green leaves which have either speckled light green bands across the blades or yellow markings along its edges.
They cope well in both light and shade and only require occasional watering. A light moderate water in the summer - leaving the top part of the soil to dry out, and a sparingly in the winter just enough to prevent the soil drying out completely.
If your lucky your Snake Plant might flower. This is unusual in the home, but keep it happy and you will be treated with tall stem of fluffy white/green flowers. (At the time of writing check out the one in Darkroom Espresso - which has sprouted a few beautiful blooms.)
Its also been proved by NASA that Snake plants are fantastic at creating clean air in the home - removing toxic agents such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene so get one in your house now!
Max Width 10cm - 50cm
Max Height 100cm - 150cm
Time to ultimate height 5-10 years
10 °C - 30 °C
Full sun or partial shade - these guys are easy when it comes to light.
Moderate in summer
Sparingly in the winter
Fertilize once a year in the spring
If the leaves get a little dusty - wipe them with a damp cloth.
Cats and Dogs
Is toxic to cats and dogs, so either keep out of reach of nibbling pets or avoid.