Scientific Name

Sansevieria trifaciata (also known asmother-in-law’s tongue)


Senseveria trifasciata is a succulent perennial forming a clump of erect, sword-shaped deep green leaves with pale green transverse bands. It isa species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo.

How to Grow and Care

Perhaps one of the most popular reasons people include snake plants in their decor is that they’re low maintenance, requiring little attention to grow. They’re resilient, hardy plants and can survive in relatively dry environments, both indoors and out.If you decide to grow them outdoors, have to be in asheltered, frost-free environment, in full sun.  Protect from winter wet.

Lighting Requirements

Indirect sunlights is best. Partial sun works best for snake plants, though it can still grow in darker corners or in brighter window areas. If completely shaded, the plant can dull and the leaves may become a bit floppy.


Too much water is this plant’s weakness. Place a snake plant in a well-drained pot to avoid overwatering, as it can cause rotting. Only water the soil when it’s completely dry.In winter, you can reduce watering to just once every month or two.


well-drained, alkaline or neutral soil.


Snake plants do not require much fertilizer. You can promote growth by providing a balanced fertilizer prepared at half strength. Apply it once a month during the growing season only.


Toxic when eaten (Human & Pet)