Sansevieria Laurentii, or variegated Snake Plant, is probably one of the most popular staple indoor houseplants. It has pointy, sword-shaped green leaves with creamy white speckles and yellow edges. This plant is perfect for any home and office, as it is very compact and low-maintenance.
According to Chinese Feng Shui, Snake Plant can welcome eight virtues to enter the house: prosperity, beauty, long life, intelligence, health, art, strength, and poetry.
As a Snake Plant, Laurentii is one of the most effective air-purifying plants. Sansevieria species can remove common airborne toxins and clean indoor air.
Laurentii produces creamy, greenish flowers, but it is extremely rare for this plant to bloom.
Sansevieria Laurentii prefers bright to medium light, but it also tolerates lower light conditions. However, its growth is slower in shady spots. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.
This plant has a low watering need. Drain well after each watering. Water thoroughly and let the soil dry completely before the next watering.
Snake Plants are vulnerable to root rot, so they need well-drained, porous potting soil.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Avoid high humidity.
This plant should be fertilized once 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 9-12
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)