Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &
Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata &

If you are looking for a popular eye-catching succulent, then look no further than the variegated snake plant or variegated mother-in-law plant, also known as Sansevieria laurentii. 

It's most common name is striped snake plant, and it differs from the other main type of snake plant, Sansevieria zeylanica because of its green leaves with yellow striped edges and larger size. This well-known variety has creamy white, pale green flowers that blossom on mature Sansevieria laurentii from late winter through early spring, making it a true showstopper in any garden.

The striped snake plant only needs minimal water and can live in full sun, partial shade, or even full shade, so it makes the perfect indoor or outdoor plant that can live in a wide variety of conditions. This perennial Sansevieria laurentii succulent is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance addition to their garden or indoor space. 

Hailing from West Africa and reaching a height of 8 feet at maturity, this Sansevieria laurentii snake plant is sure to make a statement wherever it's planted. Sansevieria laurentii is exceptionally easy to propagate by divisions and leaf cuttings, so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

However, because this snake plant variegated grows slowly, large plants can be expensive. Additionally, this variegated snake plant is mildly toxic if ingested by both humans and pets.

Keep reading to find out everything there is to know about the Sansevieria laurentii plants! 

Watering Needs 

The Sansevieria laurentii, as a succulent, is drought-tolerant by nature, and its fleshy, water-storing leaves can hold a lot of water. When Sanseveria laurentiis needs water, its leaves may start to shrivel and get wrinkles as it uses its internal water to survive. However, their root structure is easily susceptible to overwatering, so make sure that you don't overwater, as it can lead to root rot and fungal infections. 

When the Sansevieria laurentii variegated snake plant is dormant in the winter, water it less, soaking it completely.  In spite of the right watering frequency, succulent roots can be damaged if the soil is not fast-draining.

Let the soil dry out thoroughly between waterings. 

Light Requirements 

This Sansevieria laurentii likes a wide variety of light, which makes it such a popular house plant. It prefers bright, indirect light of 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.

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.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right soil and fertilizer for your adorable Sansevieria laurentii , 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 

The variegated snake plant (Sansevieria laurentii) can't stand frost or too much humidity; therefore, it needs warm, dry conditions. They can therefore be cultivated outside in USDA zones 9 through 11. The ideal temperature for variegated snake plants is 65–75 degrees F. 

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. 

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! 

Bloom Season Late winter, early spring
Botanical Name Sansevieria laurentii
Common Name Snake Plant, Mother in laws tongue, 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! 

Sansevieria laurentii FAQs

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.

Overall, Sansevieria is a great indoor plant that can add beauty and purify the air in your home. 

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 Sansevieria like full sun? 

Sansevieria 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 snake plant also called a mother in law plant?  

It is known as mother-in-law's tongue because of its sharp, pointed leaves that resemble a tongue. The name is often said to come from the idea that the plant's sharp tongue-like leaves represent the sharp-tongued nature of many mothers-in-law. However, the exact origin of the name is not clear, and there are several different theories about how the name came to be.  

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. Regardless of its origins, the name mother-in-law's tongue has become a popular way to refer to this unique and attractive plant. 

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Variegated Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata 'laurentii'

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Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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If you are looking for a popular eye-catching succulent, then look no further than the variegated snake plant or variegated mother-in-law plant, also known as Sansevieria laurentii. 

It's most common name is striped snake plant, and it differs from the other main type of snake plant, Sansevieria zeylanica because of its green leaves with yellow striped edges and larger size. This well-known variety has creamy white, pale green flowers that blossom on mature Sansevieria laurentii from late winter through early spring, making it a true showstopper in any garden.

The striped snake plant only needs minimal water and can live in full sun, partial shade, or even full shade, so it makes the perfect indoor or outdoor plant that can live in a wide variety of conditions. This perennial Sansevieria laurentii succulent is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance addition to their garden or indoor space. 

Hailing from West Africa and reaching a height of 8 feet at maturity, this Sansevieria laurentii snake plant is sure to make a statement wherever it's planted. Sansevieria laurentii is exceptionally easy to propagate by divisions and leaf cuttings, so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

However, because this snake plant variegated grows slowly, large plants can be expensive. Additionally, this variegated snake plant is mildly toxic if ingested by both humans and pets.

Keep reading to find out everything there is to know about the Sansevieria laurentii plants! 

Watering Needs 

The Sansevieria laurentii, as a succulent, is drought-tolerant by nature, and its fleshy, water-storing leaves can hold a lot of water. When Sanseveria laurentiis needs water, its leaves may start to shrivel and get wrinkles as it uses its internal water to survive. However, their root structure is easily susceptible to overwatering, so make sure that you don't overwater, as it can lead to root rot and fungal infections. 

When the Sansevieria laurentii variegated snake plant is dormant in the winter, water it less, soaking it completely.  In spite of the right watering frequency, succulent roots can be damaged if the soil is not fast-draining.

Let the soil dry out thoroughly between waterings. 

Light Requirements 

This Sansevieria laurentii likes a wide variety of light, which makes it such a popular house plant. It prefers bright, indirect light of 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.

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.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right soil and fertilizer for your adorable Sansevieria laurentii , 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 

The variegated snake plant (Sansevieria laurentii) can't stand frost or too much humidity; therefore, it needs warm, dry conditions. They can therefore be cultivated outside in USDA zones 9 through 11. The ideal temperature for variegated snake plants is 65–75 degrees F. 

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. 

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! 

Bloom Season Late winter, early spring
Botanical Name Sansevieria laurentii
Common Name Snake Plant, Mother in laws tongue, 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! 

Sansevieria laurentii FAQs

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.

Overall, Sansevieria is a great indoor plant that can add beauty and purify the air in your home. 

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 Sansevieria like full sun? 

Sansevieria 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 snake plant also called a mother in law plant?  

It is known as mother-in-law's tongue because of its sharp, pointed leaves that resemble a tongue. The name is often said to come from the idea that the plant's sharp tongue-like leaves represent the sharp-tongued nature of many mothers-in-law. However, the exact origin of the name is not clear, and there are several different theories about how the name came to be.  

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. Regardless of its origins, the name mother-in-law's tongue has become a popular way to refer to this unique and attractive plant. 

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