Sansevieria (Snakey) (Peat-Free)

4.92 out of 5
(25 customer reviews)


This little beauty is known by a variety of names; Sansevieria is his official, botanical name, the one his mum would use when he’s in trouble! He’s also known as a Snake Plant and the rather colourful Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Here at TLB, we fondly refer to him as Snakey and he’s one of our favourites. Snakey is a hard-leaved, tropical beauty, his striking upright leaves will bring an abundance of style to your home and he’ll quietly purify the air too!

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Snake Plants are native to Africa and Madagascar so they will thrive in warm conditions, like a nice warm house and they love bright light. Having said that, they’re a very low maintenance plant so will be quite happy in a partially shaded area and will tolerate some neglect – perfect for the time-poor and newbie plant parents among you!

The gorgeous, pointy leaves of your Snake Plant will stand tall to form a gorgeous bundle, giving you a gorgeous pop of deep green colour and when they flower, they produce a single spike of small white flowers – just beautiful.

Would you like some luck in your lives? According to the ancient art of Feng Shui, the Snake Plant brings good luck and cuts through negative energy, just one of many reasons why this green beauty is a fab addition to your indoor jungle. As well as bringing a boost of good luck and positive energy, the fabulous Snake Plant also brings a whole host of health benefits. He’s a brilliant air purifying plant, working particularly hard during the night, absorbing CO2 and other toxins so he’s a great plant to include in your bedroom décor. To find out even more about our much-loved Snakey, check out our blog all about owning and caring for a Sansevieria.

Please note: the Snake Plant you receive may differ in colour and pattern from our photos. Snake Plants are known as rough and ready beauties; splits, markings, tip discolouration and imperfections on the leaves are all very normal and the colour and patterns will vary from plant to plant. Whatever patterns and colours you receive, they’re sure to be unique and oh-so-beautiful.

This plant is grown in The Little Botanical's peat-free soil, which is specially formulated with environmentally-friendly ingredients to support the plant's growth while reducing our impact on the planet, reflecting our commitment to sustainable practices.

Additional information


Low maintenance

Suitable for

Darker corners, Light spaces

Estimated Plant Height (CM)

Medium plants (up to 40cm)

Internal Pot Diameter (CM)


Pot Height (CM)



Almond Stoneware, Baby Belly Basket, Belly basket, Blue Summer Ceramic, Ceramic, Charcoal Grey Stoneware, Green Summer Ceramic, Grey pot, Pink Summer Ceramic, Yellow Summer Ceramic


Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Sansevieria Zeylanica, Viper's bowstring hemp



Plant Care

Don’t be over generous with your watering. Give your Sansevieria aprox. 300 ml of water every few weeks. You can let the soil become dry to the touch between watering. Feed with a generic houseplant feed every couple of months. Is happiest in a bright area of full sun but will tolerate partial light conditions indoors.

Read our plant care guide, to help keep your Sansevieria looking fresh.

This plant is grown in The Little Botanical's peat-free soil, which is specially formulated with environmentally-friendly ingredients to support the plant's growth while reducing our impact on the planet, reflecting our commitment to sustainable practices.

25 reviews for Sansevieria (Snakey) (Peat-Free)

  1. 5 out of 5

    grant.watson (verified owner)

    Lovely plant that adds a nice bit of varied greenery to my bedroom.

    Really pleased with the plant, the pot and delivery.

    Would recommend!

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Jones (verified owner)

    Amazing plant. I was waking up every morning feeling drugged (I have 1 yr old). Put one of these in my bedroom last night and felt wide awake this morning despite being up from 2:05 until 3:20 with the little one!

  3. 5 out of 5

    chloevowels1995 (verified owner)

    LOVE this plant, by far my favourite of the house plants!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maddie (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this plant! Looks perfect on my desk, would now only order from this company!

  5. 5 out of 5

    maddieking (verified owner)

    Great addition to my room, love this plant!

  6. 5 out of 5

    gemma_rowley (verified owner)

    This is by far my favourite plant – looks amazing and brightens up any room! Will be ordering more in the future for sure!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sharon (verified owner)

    Love this beautiful plant! Exactly what I needed to brighten up my bedroom and for a good nights sleep!
    It’s a bonus all the plants already come in gorgeous pots too!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Richards (verified owner)

    I received my little botanical order today and so happy with them! They come well packaged and in beautiful pots. I will definitely continue ordering from here (I may just have – oops!)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Moira Abernethy

    I ordered four houseplants to bring some life to my home office during lockdown – I am absolutely delighted with each one, they were so carefully packed and arrived with moist soil. They make a wonderful display – thank you so much!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Carrielarissa (verified owner)

    I ordered this as a gift for a friend and I was so happy with the plant and the beautiful pot it came with. They even hand wrote my message on a postcard for my friend. Beautiful plant and a great gift – will definitely be buying again!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kristina (verified owner)

    One of my favourite plants – arrived healthy and happy, pot looks lush – can’t stop staring at it!

  12. 5 out of 5

    mlmills1978 (verified owner)

    Very striking plant. The one in the first picture is a Zeylanica and in the other picture the snake plant with the yellow edges is a Laurentii. These are the plants you could receive. They are both great plants. I received the Laurentii and it was in a very healthy condition with no damage or browning to the tips. The plant was very well packaged. Would definitely recommend, great for beginners.

  13. 5 out of 5

    KT (verified owner)

    I now have several plants from Little Botanical and even I can’t seem to kill them – I have never been able to keep plants but these are still going strong!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Emma (verified owner)

    First class service from TLB! Snakey arrived really promptly and well packaged along with care instructions!
    I can feel a plant obsessions starting!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Laura (verified owner)

    I’m not a green fingered person at all but decided recently to branch out from succulents to green house plants. TLB give such straight forward care instructions, and have many easy to look after plants which is just what I needed. I am loving the addition of Snakey to our bedroom – a beautiful plant which brings me joy and I’m managing to keep alive with a bit of watering every couple of weeks.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Louise (verified owner)

    I ordered three plants and will definitely get more. Arrived looking really health. Highly recommended.

  17. 5 out of 5

    John Bullock (verified owner)

    Love my little snakey – he sits beautifully on my home-office desk. We’ve renamed him Sharkey as my partner doesn’t like snakes! He was well packaged when delivered and arrived in perfect condition, with clear instructions of how to look after him, and is still alive a month later -which is a big win as I am rubbish with plants normally. I have since recommend Little Botanicla to friends and have used it to be a gift for a friend too. I couldn’t be happier with my little Sharkey!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christine MacDonald (verified owner)

    A bit disappointed this time, with my plant it had a lot of earth at the bottom of the box and when removing the plant I saw it was leaning to one side. I’m putting it on the window ledge to try and straighten it. All plants my son and I have received before where perfect.

    • Team TLB

      Hi Christine,

      Thank you so much for your review, we love hearing from our customers.
      We are so sorry to hear you have received your plant in a sorry condition, however, we would love to rectify this for you.

      I have sent you an email and we look forward to hearing from you.

      Big apologies once again and we are so glad to hear you have loved your previous orders from us.

      Team TLB x

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rose-fern (verified owner)

    I am delighted with my Sansevieria (Snakey). It arrived this morning. It’s a very healthy gorgeous looking plant and was well packaged with a lovely pot. My other succulents love their new friend and I cannot wait for many many more.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Annie (verified owner)

    I ordered these plants because of their air purifying qualities. I’ve had these for a few months now and have to say they’re really easy to care for.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarah (verified owner)

    Gorgeous plant and easy to care for, only given 4* as it arrived with quite a bit of scarring to the leaves.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michelle (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure that I’d love old Snakey but how wrong I was! It has incredibly beautiful mackerel markings that range from green to yellow and sits in the corner exuding quiet wisdom. I’m in awe.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mimi (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure that I’d love old Snakey but how wrong I was! It has incredibly beautiful mackerel markings that range from green to yellow and sits in the corner exuding quiet wisdom. I’m in awe.

  24. 5 out of 5

    david (verified owner)

    so pleased with this plant it looks great on my living room shelves i bought two something about them regal like if you can say that about a plant

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mel Shore (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the plant and lovely pot. Would recommend

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