Spotlight on the snake plant


Indoor plant tips

Three different-coloured green plant pots each containing a snake plant.

Commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue for its sharp leaves, the snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a stylish and practical indoor addition to the office or home. Its long, sword-like leaves make a statement, and it’s known as one of the hardiest plant varieties. It is also a fantastic air filter, removing toxins to improve indoor air quality.


The snake plant has tall, sword-like leaves that grow upright. It is a flowering plant, but tends not to flower indoors. The varieties of this succulent plant include gold- or white-edged leaves, or green- and grey-mottled leaves.


Keep in bright, indirect light.


Allow to dry out completely between watering.


Plant in well-draining soil.


Feed it a mild fertiliser during the growing season (not in winter).

Expert tip:
The snake plant can easily be divided during repotting.


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