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Snake Plant

£12.00
Sansevieria trifasciata
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Most light conditions
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Air purifying
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Key information

The Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is the perfect solution for those wanting some greenery in their home but very little time to look after them. The distinctive long spiked vertical leaves are edged with a yellow border bringing natural colour and texture to homes.

Also known as mother-in-law's tongue or viper's bowstring hemp, this is a popular and hardy houseplant known for its striking appearance and air-purifying qualities. A perfect plant to start your house plant collection!

Delivery & Returns
SOTO GARDENS EDITS AND COLLECTIONS: Soto deliver nationwide for all individual plants, pots and accessories via our courier partner, DPD within 3-7 working days. The Soto border collections are hand delivered within 3-7 working days to Greater London and the Home Counties. Please get in touch if you live outside these areas. Delivery is free for all orders over £50. For orders under £50, we charge £6. If you would like your order delivered after this period, please let us know when you’d like to take receipt in the delivery notes. Please see our delivery and returns page for more information. BIG GREEN EGG: Big Green Egg products are delivered by the Big Green Egg in accordance with their T&C’s. PREORDER Soto Christmas trees: Soto will hand deliver Christmas trees to Greater London from 20th November - 22nd December. Please select your preferred delivery week and the Soto team will be in touch to confirm the delivery day of delivery. Please contact Soto if you’ve any questions.
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Top Tip

Place in a bedroom, the Snake Plant is known for its air purifying qualities.

How to care for Snake Plant

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Aspect
Happy in most light

The Snake Plant likes both dark corners and bright spaces.

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Care Level
Easy

Extremely easy, thrives under neglect!

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Watering
Sensitive

Allow soil to completely dry, they require less water in the winter. 

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Feeding
Indoor plant food

Feed the Snake Plant once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid feed. 

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Humidity
Not fussed

The Snake Plant doesn’t require humid conditions.

Quick facts

BOTANICAL NAME
Sansevieria trifasciata
PLANT TYPE
Indoor Plant
NURSERY POT SIZE
12cm, 17cm, 21cm, 24cm
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
20-30cm, 50-60cm, 70-80cm, 90-100cm
WARNING SIGNS
Losing leaves can be a sign of over or under watering.
TOXICITY
Mildly, if ingested.
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Indoor plants help bring personality, break up spaces and introduce new textures and tones.

At Soto we want to make looking after your plants as easy and enjoyable as possible. The Snake Plant profile will help you get to know your new plant.


Cultural significance: In different cultures, the snake plant is associated with various meanings. In some Asian cultures, it is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. However, in certain superstitions, it is thought to bring negative energy due to its sharp, pointed leaves.

Native Origin: The Yellow Edged Snake Plant is native to West Africa, specifically countries such as Nigeria, Congo, and Togo. In its natural habitat, it is found in a variety of environments, from tropical forests to semi-desert regions.

Traditional Uses: The Snake Plants fibres were historically used to make bowstrings, and the plant has also been employed for medicinal purposes in some cultures.

Pests and Diseases: Snake Plants are relatively resistant to pests, but overwatering can lead to root rot. Wipe the leaves regularly to prevent dust buildup.

Pruning: Trim any yellow or damaged leaves using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears.

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