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Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
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Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
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Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii
Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria laurentii

Introducing the Sansevieria laurentii, known as the variegated snake plant. Native to Tropical West Africa, the Sansevieria laurentii has several other common names, such as snake plant laurentii, variegated mother-in-law's tongue plant, Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii, or striped snake plant.


The Sansevieria laurentii differs from the other main type of snake plant, Sansevieria zeylanica because of its green leaves with yellow striped edges and larger size.

The plant has tall, rigid sword-like leaves that grow upright and can reach up to 8 feet tall.

Its leaves provide a striking contrast between their dark green color and the dazzling gold variegation around the edges. 

The flowers of this variegated snake plant are creamy white, pale green and blossom on mature Sansevieria laurentii from late winter through early spring, making it a true showstopper in any garden. This perennial Sansevieria laurentii succulent is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance addition to their garden or indoor space. 

Sansevieria laurentii is exceptionally easy to propagate through divisions and leaf cuttings, so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

Sansevieria are part of our clean air plant collection, which filters airborne toxins. The Laurentii snake plant is a popular plant that can be grown in both rock gardens and landscaping, as well as in decorative pots for indoors. It's a versatile plant that adds beauty to outdoor spaces and brings a touch of greenery to indoor environments.

However, because this snake plant laurentii grows slowly, large plants can be expensive

Watering Needs 

Adapted to arid environments, snake plants developed CAM photosynthesis, which allows them to open and close their stomas at night and day to reduce water loss.

Like other succulents, Sansevieria laurentii is drought-tolerant by nature, and its fleshy, water-storing leaves can hold a lot of water. When the Sanseveria laurentii snake plant needs water, its leaves may start to shrivel and get wrinkles as it uses its internal water to survive.

In the spring and summer, during the growing season, watering once every 2-3 weeks should be sufficient. In the winter months, during the dormant period, you can reduce watering frequency even more. Just remember, it's always better to underwater than overwater this Snake plant laurentii.

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, and make sure the pot has good drainage. However, root structure of this variegated snake plant is easily susceptible to overwatering, so make sure that you don't overwater, as it can lead to root rot and fungal infections. 

Light Requirements 

If indoors, place your Sansevieria succulents directly in front of a west- or south-facing window. If Sansevieria laurentii don't receive enough bright light, their dark green leaves with yellow variegated edges may grow leggy, become paler, and shorten. So, make your succulent happy and give your variegated snake plant plenty of brighter light.

For outdoor cultivation, this Sansevieria laurentii prefers full sun to partial shade for at least 4-6 hours but can also tolerate low light conditions, making it a great choice for rooms with limited natural light. Direct sunlight should be avoided because it can burn your variegated snake plant leaves.

Remember, it's important to gradually acclimate it to the outdoor environment to prevent sunburn. Start by placing it in a shaded area and gradually move it to a spot with more sunlight over a few weeks. This will help the plant adjust to the increased light levels.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right potting soil and fertilizer for your adorable Sansevieria laurentii snake plant, you need to be extra cautious and need to use the right kind of soil.  Moisture can be a real killer, leading to root and stem rot in no time. But fear not, my fellow green thumbs! Planet Desert has got your back with our specialized succulents potting mix that includes organic mycorrhizae – perfect for promoting healthy roots and happy Sansevieria laurentii. 

When it comes to fertilizing your variegated snake plant, it only needs a small amount of fertilizer applied once a year in the spring. Succulents prefer a fertilizer with lower doses of NPK, with a maximum ratio of 5-10-5 that is higher in phosphorus than nitrogen.  

Hardiness Zones & More 

When growing indoors, the ideal temperature for variegated snake plant laurentii is 65–75 degrees F. It can't stand frost or too much humidity; therefore, it needs warm, dry conditions.

For outdoor cultivation, the Sansevieria laurentii can therefore be cultivated outside in USDA zones 9 through 11. This variegated snake plant goes dormant in cold temperatures and grows slowly. Leaf damage can occur when temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They ought to be overwintered indoors to prevent harm from freezing weather. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Sansevieria Laurentii (snake plant laurentii) is a beautiful and resilient plant suitable for indoor spaces due to its ability to tolerate various conditions. Its upright leaves and variegated pattern add elegance to any room. It is low-maintenance, thrives in well-draining soil, and prefers bright, indirect light. Watering should be minimal to prevent overwatering. It can withstand neglect and drought periods. Sansevieria Laurentii's air-purifying qualities make it an excellent choice for improving indoor air quality.  

With the easy-to-care-for variegated snake plant - Sansevieria laurentii, you'll start to spend less time maintaining your garden and more time taking in its beauty! 

You may also like the other popular snake plant varieties, including the moonshine snake plant, the mother-in-laws snake plant, the Cylindrical snake plant, and the Zeylanica snake plant.

Bloom Season Late winter, early spring
Botanical Name Sansevieria laurentii
Common Name Snake Plant laurentii, variegated snake plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Color Greenish, white
Genus Sansevieria
Growth Habit Rosettes
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 8 ft. tall
Native Area West Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By divisions, leaf cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance, disease resistant, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulents potting mix
Special Features Air purifying plant
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic to humans, mild toxic for pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Sansevieria laurentii

The Sansevieria laurentii plant can withstand a lot, but even it has its weaknesses. Mealybugs and spider mites can cause some serious problems for our green friend, so keep an eye out for those pesky critters. If you catch them early, handpicking or dabbing with alcohol might do the trick.

For those tougher cases, washing off the spider mites and increasing humidity will help get rid of these unwanted guests. And if all else fails, insecticidal or biological treatments are always on standby.   

Now when it comes to fungal diseases like Southern blight or red leaf spot, keep an eye out for sunken reddish-brown lesions or white web-like growth that hardens and turns dark brown on those leaves. You must eliminate these infections before they cause any further damage because root rot can sneak up if you over-water your Snake Plants. 

Moisture-laden soil causes roots to decay faster than my ice cream melts on a scorching day! So, keep an eye out for those watering habits too, folks! 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • Is Sansevieria laurentii an indoor plant?   

    Yes, the Sansevieria laurentii is an excellent indoor plant that can thrive in a variety of indoor conditions. It prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions, making it a great choice for rooms with limited natural light. It is also a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate infrequent watering, making it a great choice for people who are new to gardening or who have busy schedules.

  • How do you take care of Sansevieria laurentii?  

    Sansevieria is an easy-to-care-for, low-maintenance plant. It does best in direct, bright light but can tolerate low light levels as well. If you live in a USDA zone 9 to 11, it can thrive outdoors. Sansevieria prefers infrequent watering, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter and being kept on the dry side. and can be fertilized with a balanced (NPK) fertilizer once in the spring.Sansevieria is generally pest-resistant, but it can be affected by spider mites or mealybugs on occasion. The most effective way to get rid of them is to dab the pest with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab.  

  • Does the Snake plant laurentii like full sun?

    The snake plant laurentii can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions, including full sun to low light. However, it's best to avoid direct sunlight for extended periods of time, especially during the hottest part of the day, as this can cause the leaves to burn.

  • Why is the variegated snake plant also called a variegated mother-in-law plant?

    The variegated snake plant is also known as the variegated mother-in-law's tongue because of its sharp, pointed leaves that resemble a tongue. The plant's name is believed to be derived from its sharp tongue-like leaves, symbolizing the sharp-tongued nature of many mothers-in-law, but the exact origin is unclear, leading to various theories.

    Some people believe that the plant's name may have originated from a mistranslation of its original name in Chinese, while others believe that it may have been named after a woman who was particularly skilled at growing the plant.

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Introducing the Sansevieria laurentii, known as the variegated snake plant. Native to Tropical West Africa, the Sansevieria laurentii has several other common names, such as snake plant laurentii, variegated mother-in-law's tongue plant, Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii, or striped snake plant.


The Sansevieria laurentii differs from the other main type of snake plant, Sansevieria zeylanica because of its green leaves with yellow striped edges and larger size.

The plant has tall, rigid sword-like leaves that grow upright and can reach up to 8 feet tall.

Its leaves provide a striking contrast between their dark green color and the dazzling gold variegation around the edges. 

The flowers of this variegated snake plant are creamy white, pale green and blossom on mature Sansevieria laurentii from late winter through early spring, making it a true showstopper in any garden. This perennial Sansevieria laurentii succulent is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance addition to their garden or indoor space. 

Sansevieria laurentii is exceptionally easy to propagate through divisions and leaf cuttings, so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

Sansevieria are part of our clean air plant collection, which filters airborne toxins. The Laurentii snake plant is a popular plant that can be grown in both rock gardens and landscaping, as well as in decorative pots for indoors. It's a versatile plant that adds beauty to outdoor spaces and brings a touch of greenery to indoor environments.

However, because this snake plant laurentii grows slowly, large plants can be expensive

Watering Needs 

Adapted to arid environments, snake plants developed CAM photosynthesis, which allows them to open and close their stomas at night and day to reduce water loss.

Like other succulents, Sansevieria laurentii is drought-tolerant by nature, and its fleshy, water-storing leaves can hold a lot of water. When the Sanseveria laurentii snake plant needs water, its leaves may start to shrivel and get wrinkles as it uses its internal water to survive.

In the spring and summer, during the growing season, watering once every 2-3 weeks should be sufficient. In the winter months, during the dormant period, you can reduce watering frequency even more. Just remember, it's always better to underwater than overwater this Snake plant laurentii.

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, and make sure the pot has good drainage. However, root structure of this variegated snake plant is easily susceptible to overwatering, so make sure that you don't overwater, as it can lead to root rot and fungal infections. 

Light Requirements 

If indoors, place your Sansevieria succulents directly in front of a west- or south-facing window. If Sansevieria laurentii don't receive enough bright light, their dark green leaves with yellow variegated edges may grow leggy, become paler, and shorten. So, make your succulent happy and give your variegated snake plant plenty of brighter light.

For outdoor cultivation, this Sansevieria laurentii prefers full sun to partial shade for at least 4-6 hours but can also tolerate low light conditions, making it a great choice for rooms with limited natural light. Direct sunlight should be avoided because it can burn your variegated snake plant leaves.

Remember, it's important to gradually acclimate it to the outdoor environment to prevent sunburn. Start by placing it in a shaded area and gradually move it to a spot with more sunlight over a few weeks. This will help the plant adjust to the increased light levels.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right potting soil and fertilizer for your adorable Sansevieria laurentii snake plant, you need to be extra cautious and need to use the right kind of soil.  Moisture can be a real killer, leading to root and stem rot in no time. But fear not, my fellow green thumbs! Planet Desert has got your back with our specialized succulents potting mix that includes organic mycorrhizae – perfect for promoting healthy roots and happy Sansevieria laurentii. 

When it comes to fertilizing your variegated snake plant, it only needs a small amount of fertilizer applied once a year in the spring. Succulents prefer a fertilizer with lower doses of NPK, with a maximum ratio of 5-10-5 that is higher in phosphorus than nitrogen.  

Hardiness Zones & More 

When growing indoors, the ideal temperature for variegated snake plant laurentii is 65–75 degrees F. It can't stand frost or too much humidity; therefore, it needs warm, dry conditions.

For outdoor cultivation, the Sansevieria laurentii can therefore be cultivated outside in USDA zones 9 through 11. This variegated snake plant goes dormant in cold temperatures and grows slowly. Leaf damage can occur when temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They ought to be overwintered indoors to prevent harm from freezing weather. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Sansevieria Laurentii (snake plant laurentii) is a beautiful and resilient plant suitable for indoor spaces due to its ability to tolerate various conditions. Its upright leaves and variegated pattern add elegance to any room. It is low-maintenance, thrives in well-draining soil, and prefers bright, indirect light. Watering should be minimal to prevent overwatering. It can withstand neglect and drought periods. Sansevieria Laurentii's air-purifying qualities make it an excellent choice for improving indoor air quality.  

With the easy-to-care-for variegated snake plant - Sansevieria laurentii, you'll start to spend less time maintaining your garden and more time taking in its beauty! 

You may also like the other popular snake plant varieties, including the moonshine snake plant, the mother-in-laws snake plant, the Cylindrical snake plant, and the Zeylanica snake plant.

Bloom Season Late winter, early spring
Botanical Name Sansevieria laurentii
Common Name Snake Plant laurentii, variegated snake plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Color Greenish, white
Genus Sansevieria
Growth Habit Rosettes
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 8 ft. tall
Native Area West Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By divisions, leaf cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance, disease resistant, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulents potting mix
Special Features Air purifying plant
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic to humans, mild toxic for pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Sansevieria laurentii

The Sansevieria laurentii plant can withstand a lot, but even it has its weaknesses. Mealybugs and spider mites can cause some serious problems for our green friend, so keep an eye out for those pesky critters. If you catch them early, handpicking or dabbing with alcohol might do the trick.

For those tougher cases, washing off the spider mites and increasing humidity will help get rid of these unwanted guests. And if all else fails, insecticidal or biological treatments are always on standby.   

Now when it comes to fungal diseases like Southern blight or red leaf spot, keep an eye out for sunken reddish-brown lesions or white web-like growth that hardens and turns dark brown on those leaves. You must eliminate these infections before they cause any further damage because root rot can sneak up if you over-water your Snake Plants. 

Moisture-laden soil causes roots to decay faster than my ice cream melts on a scorching day! So, keep an eye out for those watering habits too, folks! 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • Is Sansevieria laurentii an indoor plant?   

    Yes, the Sansevieria laurentii is an excellent indoor plant that can thrive in a variety of indoor conditions. It prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions, making it a great choice for rooms with limited natural light. It is also a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate infrequent watering, making it a great choice for people who are new to gardening or who have busy schedules.

  • How do you take care of Sansevieria laurentii?  

    Sansevieria is an easy-to-care-for, low-maintenance plant. It does best in direct, bright light but can tolerate low light levels as well. If you live in a USDA zone 9 to 11, it can thrive outdoors. Sansevieria prefers infrequent watering, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter and being kept on the dry side. and can be fertilized with a balanced (NPK) fertilizer once in the spring.Sansevieria is generally pest-resistant, but it can be affected by spider mites or mealybugs on occasion. The most effective way to get rid of them is to dab the pest with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab.  

  • Does the Snake plant laurentii like full sun?

    The snake plant laurentii can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions, including full sun to low light. However, it's best to avoid direct sunlight for extended periods of time, especially during the hottest part of the day, as this can cause the leaves to burn.

  • Why is the variegated snake plant also called a variegated mother-in-law plant?

    The variegated snake plant is also known as the variegated mother-in-law's tongue because of its sharp, pointed leaves that resemble a tongue. The plant's name is believed to be derived from its sharp tongue-like leaves, symbolizing the sharp-tongued nature of many mothers-in-law, but the exact origin is unclear, leading to various theories.

    Some people believe that the plant's name may have originated from a mistranslation of its original name in Chinese, while others believe that it may have been named after a woman who was particularly skilled at growing the plant.

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