Sansevieria Trifasciata Grey Stripe

Sansevieria trifasciata grey stripe


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Caring Tips


He needs very little water. Just give him a drink when his soil feels dry, about every few weeks. Less in winter. Every now and again - just whenever you remember - give his leaves a light wipe with a clean, damp cloth, to keep his pores free of dust.


He’ll thrive in almost all light conditions, from shade to direct sun. More is better, but anything at all is fine.


The snake plant is made of tough stuff. It grows primarily across Africa, in very dry conditions. It’s used to places so hot that during the day it keeps all its pores completely closed, so it doesn’t lose any water to evaporation. When the temperature cools at night, its pores open, releasing all the oxygen its been holding in. 
Its toughness makes it a dream of a houseplant. If you’re a beginner, this is the one for you. It thrives on neglect. It can live in any light conditions and doesn’t care if you forget to water it. The only thing it hates is too much water. It will appreciate a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer, but that's about as much special attention as it needs.
Low-key as it is, the snake plant is treasured all over the world. Across Africa, it’s associated with Ogun, the deity of war, and Oya, the bringer of storms. In China, it’s the ‘tiger’s tail orchid’; in Brazil, the ‘sword of Saint George’. Basically, this plant is pretty famous.