A.K.A. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, sansevieria are some of the most versatile, easy care, and beautiful houseplants for your home, suited to any light exposure! 

With medicinal and ornamental usage of this plant dating back thousands of years, sansevieria is a sub-set of the dracaena genus (in the asparagus family) and comprises about 70 different species / cultivars, the most common houseplant species being dracaena trifasciata. 

Indigenous primarily to West Africa and Southwestern Asia, this range of plants is known for its gorgeous and robust succulent leaves, with leaves being shorter and thicker in more arid environments and longer and flatter in more tropical locales. 

One of the secrets to the success of these dracaena is the plants’ innate ability to absorb carbon dioxide in the evening (when most plants are simply absorbing oxygen.) By keeping the leaf stoma open at night, the plant is able to capture and store carbon dioxide until the light of morning, when it then uses the carbon dioxide for photosynthesis. By capturing carbon at night, sansevieria is able to close its stoma during the daytime, allowing it to better conserve water and withstand extremely arid conditions. Sansevieria are largely classified by their growth habit and leaf coloration. 

Properly looking after a sansevieria couldn’t get much simpler – these plants thrive on neglect. In comparison to many of their houseplant associates, the less you fussing you do over a snake plant, the more it will thrive.

Water when the soil is very dry to a depth of an inch, making sure the water has a place to drain (so the roots aren’t sitting in water.)

Fertilize your sansevieria once a month in the growing season – Feb through Sept - with Cobblestone Tropical Houseplant Fertilizer

Place anywhere – bright light, medium light, or low light. These are easy-peasy plants that perform well and thrive for decades! 

Our Varieties:

Sansevieria Laurentii

Winner of the sought-after and prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, this hardy succulent is the most popular of the sansevieria. It features elongated, upright, straight leaves that reach up to 3’ tall. Drought tolerant and able to thrive in high as well as low light conditions in the house, this plant also tolerates dry air.

Sansevieria Zeylanica

Very similar in habit to Laurentii, sansevieria Zeylanica grows to 2’ tall and offers up a kaleidoscope of banded silver and grey markings on a dark green leaf. Very elegant and striking when planted in groups.

Sansevieria Shark Fin

Here’s a hard one to find! Incredible, triangulate leaves rise straight up from the soil, mature height reaches around 12-15”. This is a very unique plant.

Sansevieria Whale Fin

AKA Sansevieria Congo, the leaves on this variety will grow to be over 6” across. Mottling in lieu venation is a key feature of this plant. Quite rare and very gorgeous!

Sansevieria Futura Superba 

Sansevieria Whitney 
(Silver Flame)

Sansevieria Parva

Very unique sansevieria species featuring thick, slightly conical, long leaves that grow in rosettes and cascade to form a grassy succulent display. Parva is known for it’s racemes of hyacinth-like fragrant, light pink flowers.

Sansevieria Birds Nest
Black Star

Mini Sansevieria that develops a gorgeous green basal rosette with a light golden edge. Very compact and tidy-looking. Grows to 6-10”.

Sansevieria Birds Nest
Golden Hahnii 

Golden Hahnii features wide leaves with broad, cream to yellow margins. A fan favorite, Golden Hahnii looks amazing on its own or paired with other succulents. Grows 6-10”.

Sansevieria Birds Nest
Emerald Star

Solid green leaves are wide and flatter than most sansevieria houseplants. The tropical appearance of the plant adds a dimension of intrigue to this succulent, combining both fleshy stature and lush appearance. Grows 6-10” tall

Sansevieria Birds Nest
Silver Star

Compact, ornate, and intricate, Silver Star grows 6-10” tall and features wide, tapering leaves that appear to vary from cool grey to seafoam green to dusty grey-blue depending on the light.