Snake Plant ‘Tricolor’| Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ – PlantX US

Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Brand - PlantX US

Snake Plant ‘Tricolor’

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’

$6.99
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$6.99

Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Quick Description

The striking sculptural qualities and easy care make for an ideal plant for beginners and art enthusiasts alike.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Mother in Law’s Tongue
  • Binomial Name: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright indirect light to low artificial light. 
  • Water: Allow soil to completely dry
  • Pet Friendly: No

Air Purifying? check! Resilient? Check! Low-maintenance? Check! 

Its name might suggest that it has a nasty bite. But this couldn't be farther from the truth. The snake plant gets its name from the long sword or lance-like shaped leaves. The striking sculptural qualities and easy care make for an ideal plant for beginners and art enthusiasts alike. Laurentii has all the qualities of its green sister with an added pop of color. The edges are finger with a yellow stripe that extends the full length of its leaves.

PlantX Top Tip: If a leaf breaks or becomes damaged, simply cut the leaf below the soil and pop the leaf into some water to root. The cut end will encourage new growth to pop up from the soil in a few weeks.

How to Care for Snake Plant ‘Tricolor’

  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light to low artificial light. 
  • Water: Water once a month or when the leaves have become slightly wrinkled. Allow the soil to become completely dry in between watering.
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Removal of pups
  • Repotting: This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Wipe down with a damp or dry cloth once a month to remove dust.
  • Toxicity: Toxic. Keep away from pets and children.

Snake Plant ‘Tricolor’ - Common Problems

My plant is turning brown and very soft: This could be a sign of overwatering. Reduce watering immediately and allow the soil to fully dry out before watering again.

My plant is starting to shrivel: If your plant is starting to shrivel that usually means it’s time to water. Allow the top 1-2” of soil dry in between watering but once it starts to shrivel up, it’s definitely time to water.

There are brown leaf tips forming on my plant: Try to implement a more consistent watering routine. Water once a month or when the leaves have become slightly wrinkled. Allow the soil to become completely dry in between watering.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, fungus gnats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I mist my snake plant?

The snake plant is native to South Africa - a hot, dry, and arid climate. Misting a snake plant is not necessary. Snake plants have long been known for their easy, carefree, and resilient properties.

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