Snake Plant Laurentii

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'
Snake Plant Laurentii
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Low to Bright Indirect

The orientation of your window defines where to put your plant so it gets low to bright indirect sunlight. If your window faces
North, place your plant between 0 and 2 ft away from it.
East or West, put it 1 to 10 ft away.
South, place it between 1 to 15 ft away, as sunlight from the South is the strongest.

Low Light Tolerant

This plant feels good even in dimly lit rooms.

Air Purifying

This plant cleans the air from toxins and VOCs like a pro.

Most notably removes: trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, ammonia.

Easy Care

This plant is very forgiving and perfect for beginners. It'll help you get a feel of plant parenthood and grow with you

Clean Air Study

NASA tested this plant in a Clean Air study in an attempt to research ways to clean the air in space stations in 1989.

O2 release at night

Unlike most plants, this one releases oxygen at night. Why not put a few of these in the bedroom?


Traveller-friendly plants are the ones which can tolerate occasional draughts.
If you travel and sometimes are away for 1-2 weeks you should look at traveller-friendly plants. These plants are resilient and if you miss 1-2 waterings they will be fine.

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Sansevierias have become popular in our homes partly for their looks, but most likely for how easy it is to look after them. If you’re a new plant and forget you got plants, those will be forgiving!

Plant story

Sansevieria is very well-known and often seen in living rooms today, probably because they’re very forgiving. It’s commonly referred to as a Snake Plant. Because Sansevieria grows upwards, it’s used for Feng Shui purposes, and in many parts of the world, the plant is used for healing. The sap can be used as an antiseptic, and its leaves can make bandages for first aid kits. In most African countries, the leaves are used to make fibre for rope or baskets; in Korea, they’re used as welcome gifts.

Sansevieria trifasciata is the most basic genus of the sansevieria family. ‘Trafasciata’ is from Latin, ‘three bundles,’ and hints at the way its stalks grow, from a rosette-like base. Its leaves are dark green with light grey-green horizontal teeth-like stripes. ‘Laurentii’s stripes are yellow along its leaf margins.



Place of origin

tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo


This plant comes in different varieties.

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Check the direction of your window, then put your plant within the range suggested below.

Within any given range, aim to place the plant as close to the window as possible.

0-2 ft
0-10 ft
1-15 ft

Direct sunlight




Check the moisture of the soil 1/week and water only when 2”+ of the topsoil is dry.


Sitting in water




Aim to provide the air conditions your plant would find in its natural habitat.


Hot and cold air drafts. Keep away from A/C vents and heaters




Use liquid fertilizer as indicated below from March to September.

8-8-8 or 10-10-10

Fertilizing in winter and fall months

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Snake Plant Laurentii needs LOW TO BRIGHT INDIRECT.

To place your plant in the perfect spot, let’s start with understanding how much light it needs and how much light your place gets. To figure this out, you need to find the direction of your window and measure how far the plant is from it. First, using the compass or map on your phone, see what direction your window faces: North, East, West, or South. Here’s what you need to remember:

  1. South-facing windows make for the brightest spots, then East- and West-facing, and then North-facing.
  2. If the window is in between two directions, use the least sunny direction as a base.
  3. Each window has an optimal proximity range. Here’s where to put your Snake Plant Laurentii, based on the direction of your window:
    • within 2ft away from North window;
    • within 10ft away from East or West window;
    • between 1-15ft away from South window;

Within this range, the closer your plant is to the window, the more light photons it gets, and the better it thrives.

The Dislikes of Your Alocasia When It Comes To Light

Snake Plant Laurentii
doesn’t like direct sun rays. They are harsh and can sunburn the plant’s sensitive foliage.


Note: This is a general guideline. Each place is unique, and you know yours best. Is the window view obstructed by the trees and a highrise? Is there a sheer curtain? If so, less light is coming in. Move your plant closer!

Still not sure if your Snake Plant Laurentii will be thriving in the spot you picked?

Another simple way to define brightness levels is by measuring the intensity of the shadow. That’s particularly helpful if the view is somewhat obstructed and it’s hard to estimate how much light actually sneaks in. Place a sheet of paper on the spot where you’d like to grow a plant. Hold your hand about 1 foot (30cm) above the paper. Now, what do you see?

Snake Plant Laurentii needs Low to Bright Indirect.


Snake Plant Laurentii is a LIGHT DRINKER.

Check your plant regularly, but only water it when it’s thirsty.

Every plant needs a period of drying for the oxygen to get to its roots. Overwatering damages your plant by preventing that process from happening. So how can you know how much water your
Snake Plant Laurentii
needs? The ideal watering frequency depends on the plant’s drinking habits and how fast the soil dries out in your unique indoor space, so it would be misleading to recommend a fixed schedule. To best meet your plant’s water needs, monitor it, and watch for the signs it’s thirsty.

Here’s how the how to:

Once a week before giving your plant a drink, check the moisture level in the pot by dipping your finger a couple of inches into the soil.

Light Drinkers
need to be watered when 2’+ of the topsoil is dry.

The dislikes of Your Snake Plant Laurentii When It Comes To Water

  • Your Snake Plant Laurentii doesn’t like it when its roots are left sitting in water. They would start to rot and that would irreversibly damage your plant.

What to do: Make sure you always discard the drenched water from the pot or saucer after watering.


Snake Plant Laurentii comes from a Dry climate. Aim to provide the air conditions it would find in its natural habitat. At all times, maintain a comfortable room temperature of 60-85°F,16-30°C.

Snake Plant Laurentii
is a resilient and adaptable plant. It feels good in normal humidity (30-40%) but also tolerates low humidity (less than 30%), so it’s likely to enjoy your indoor space as it is.

The Dislikes of Your Snake Plant Laurentii When It Comes to Air

  • Snake Plant Laurentii prefers to stay away from cold and hot air drafts.

What to do: During the winter months, keep your Alocasia away from open windows and doors. Don’t put it close to a heater. In summer months make sure you don’t put it right under AC.


To provide your Snake Plant Laurentii with the right nutrients, fertilize it from March to September.
It’s a HEAVY eater plant. As a rule of thumb, it should be fertilized once a month.

Liquid fertilizer with NPK formula 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium) works best for it.

Otherwise, you can use all-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

Never fertilize your plant during the winter or fall months. It goes through winter dormancy and its appetite naturally slows down.

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