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Snake Plant Sansevieria Zeylanica

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Size: 8" Pot
Style: Grower Pot
  • Snake Plant Sansevieria Zeylanica, or bowstring hemp, is an evergreen member of the Asparagaceae family. Native to the tropical West African region, Zeylanica has long, pointy, sword-like dark green leaves with creamy white wavy stripes. This plant is tough and hardy. It requires very little care and makes for a perfect houseplant for beginners or people with a busy lifestyle.

    As a Snake Plant, Zeylanica is one of the most effective air-purifying plants. Sansevieria species can remove common airborne toxins and clean your indoor air.

     Zeylanica produces greenish-white, fragrant flowers, but it is extremely rare for this plant to bloom

    See more How to care for Sansevieria and How to care for different varieties of Snake Plants.

  • Sansevieria Zeylanica prefers many bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates different lighting conditions. Deep shade, however, can make the leaves darker. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.

    Sansevieria Zeylanica needs watering about once per week. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Drain well after each watering. Water more in the growing season (spring/summer)and less in the cold months.

    The best soil for this plant is well-drained, porous potting soil that can promote healthy root development. A sandy succulent potting soil mix is ideal for Zeylanica.

    This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 60°F-75°F). This plant does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Zeylanica thrives in normal indoor humidity, avoid putting this plant in spots with high humidity.

    This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

    This plant is mildly toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
  • USDA Zone 9-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.

    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.