Plant Care Silver Snake Plant
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Silver Snake Plant

5.0 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Silver Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Silver Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Sansevieria 'Moonshine' and Dracaena 'Moonglow'

Taxonomy

Dracaena trifasciata 'Moonshine'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Silver Snake Plant

Water

How often to water your Silver Snake Plant

Water needs for Silver Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Silver Snake Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Silver Snake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Silver Snake Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Silver Snake Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Silver Snake Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Snake Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Silver Snake Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Silver Snake Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Silver Snake Plant

Silver Snake Plant

Silver Snake Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Silver Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Silver Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Silver Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Silver Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Drdrey avatar
@Drdrey
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,422 XP
05/29/2021

Much more aesthetically pleasing than other types of snake plants (IMO). They also have a more medium size to them. While I do love me a big tall plant, snakes are not my fave when they are really tall.
Absolutely gorgeous light green in colour.
These guys also shoot out babies really fast and I’ve had lot of luck propagating from leaf cutting and separating babies.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bitas2003 avatar
@Bitas2003
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 550 XP
globe Bloomfield, New Jersey
04/04/2021

Easy

Drdrey avatar
@Drdrey
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,422 XP
04/03/2021

The best snake plant. The pale green is truly stunning. Only downside is they don’t grow as large as other types, but that’s only if you’re looking for a large plant. These make a great statement and are SO EASY to care for.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
User3022 avatar
@User3022
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,652 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario
02/14/2021

This is a very forgiving plant. Let it dry out before watering is fine. It can be in any kind of light but if the foliage tends to darken in less light. This one has two babies already. Propagate easily by snipping off baby from momma at the roots add a little cinnamon to the cut and replant in a new pot.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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