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In The Spotlight: Sansevieria

January 2, 2016 by Amy Lenning, Account Manager

Grown in the U.S. since the 1920s, the Sansevieria plant, better known to many as the “snake plant,” is a great choice for the houseplant novice or those looking to expand their collection. There are about 60 varieties grown in total with 15 grown commercially. The most popular varieties are the laurentii and the zeylanica.

Sansevieria plants range in size and can be planted in small containers or larger ones, where they can grow to a height of 42 inches. They are a bit of a chameleon with light needs as well, and can flourish in either full sun outdoors or low light indoors. For the full sun option, they work great on patios in the spring and summer seasons. When the weather gets cooler, they love to move indoors and can survive with minimal light.

To summarize, the Sansevieria, also known as the “snake plant,” is a great addition to any home or office. The key characteristics that make it an excellent choice to add to your collection are:

  • The plant can be placed just about anywhere
  • It needs minimal space or watering, so it is a great choice for a busy lifestyle or those who have a tendency to forget watering
  • Sansevierias can be started outdoors in the spring and then moved indoors so you can enjoy in every season

To learn more about plants inside, check out the Interior Plantscaping section on our site.

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