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Sansevieria Robusta

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The Sansevieria Robusta is a Snake Plant known for its thick, predominantly dark green leaves that are streaked with silver. This house plant classic is easy to care for and is a great option if you are new to owning plants, travel often or if you need something low-maintenance for your office! As this is a desert plant, it will grow fastest and be happiest in the brightest light possible, but it is extremely shade tolerant. This plant can also go a reasonably long time without water (sometimes over a month!) and the number one cause of their death is overwatering, so be cautious and you should be fine

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Sansevieria Robusta
  • Pronunciation: san-suh-veer-ee-uh
  • Common Name: Snake Plant
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Native Range: Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Can tolerate any lighting conditions but prefers indirect light. In low light conditions, the leaves may turn a darker green color but will still retain its silvery sheen.
  • Water: Allow soil to completely dry out before watering. Plant is drought-tolerant. 
  • Humidity: Medium 
  • Temperature: 55-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with a general-purpose plant food twice a year in spring and summer. 
  • Propagation: Easily propagated through division
  • Growth: Can grow up to 2’ feet tall
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets