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Snake Plant 8”

Snake Plant 8”

We carry the following varieties: Laurentii, and Zeylanica. Stock of each type varies, please reach out to confirm availability. 

Light Requirements

  • Brightness: Sansevieria is very adaptable and can thrive in a wide range of light conditions. It does best in bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions as well as some direct sunlight.
  • Placement: Place your plant near an east or north-facing window for optimal growth. If placed in a south or west-facing window, make sure it receives filtered light to prevent leaf burn.


  • Frequency: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Sansevieria is drought-tolerant and can suffer from overwatering, which can lead to root rot.
  • Method: Water thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty any excess water from the saucer to prevent the roots from sitting in water. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant’s growth slows.

Humidity and Temperature

  • Humidity: Sansevieria can tolerate low humidity and thrives in typical household humidity levels. It is not picky about humidity but benefits from a bit of extra humidity if the air is very dry.
  • Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C). Protect the plant from cold drafts and avoid exposing it to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Soil and Fertilization

  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A cactus or succulent mix works well, or you can use a regular potting mix with added perlite or sand to improve drainage.
  • Fertilization: Feed your Sansevieria every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding during the fall and winter months.

Pruning and Cleaning

  • Pruning: Remove any dead or damaged leaves at the base using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. Pruning is not usually necessary for growth control as Sansevieria grows slowly.
  • Cleaning: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them looking vibrant. This also helps the plant to photosynthesize more efficiently.


  • Frequency: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Sansevieria prefers to be slightly root-bound, so choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one.
  • Pot Selection: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water accumulation at the bottom.

Pest Management

  • Common Pests: Sansevieria is relatively pest-resistant but can occasionally be affected by spider mites, mealybugs, or scale. Regular inspections and keeping the plant clean can help prevent infestations.
  • Control: If you notice pests, treat them early with insecticidal soap, neem oil, or by wiping them off with a damp cloth.


  • Method: Sansevieria can be easily propagated by division or leaf cuttings. To propagate by division, remove the plant from its pot and separate the rhizomes, ensuring each division has roots attached. To propagate by leaf cuttings, cut a healthy leaf into sections and plant them in soil, making sure to place them in the correct orientation.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Yellowing Leaves: This can be caused by overwatering, poor drainage, or low light. Ensure proper watering practices, use well-draining soil, and provide adequate light.
  • Brown Leaf Tips: Often caused by low humidity, inconsistent watering, or cold drafts. Increase humidity, ensure even watering practices, and protect the plant from cold air.
  • Mushy Leaves: Indicate overwatering and potential root rot. Allow the soil to dry out completely and adjust your watering schedule.

General Tips

  • Acclimation: When bringing a new Sansevieria home, give it time to acclimate to its new environment. Avoid moving it frequently.
  • Rotation: Rotate the plant every few weeks to ensure even growth and prevent it from leaning towards the light source.
  • Observation: Pay attention to the plant’s overall health and make adjustments as needed. Healthy Sansevieria plants will have vibrant, sturdy leaves and show steady growth.

Care Instructions

Delivery only available in IL & MO

Currently, shipping is only available to Illinois and Missouri addresses.

In-Store Pick Up

Free in-store pick-up is available during store hours. Orders are ready to go within 24-48 hours after your order is placed.

Additional Info

Each plant is unique; size, coloring, and shape fluctuate so your plant may be slightly different than the one pictured. However, you'll always receive a happy healthy plant hand-picked, and I won't give customers anything I wouldn't take home myself!

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