Sansevieria (Snakey)


Whether you know this little beauty as a snake plant or the rather more colourful name of Mother-in-law’s Tongue, this hard-leaved tropical will grace your home with style for many months whilst quietly purifying the air!


Who wouldn’t want a little more luck in their lives! These plants are native to Africa and Madagascar so thrive in warmer conditions and love bright light but will be quite happy in partially shaded areas. They also don’t mind a little neglect so you can enjoy their presence without worrying about them needing too much care. It forms a bundle of erect pointy deep green leaves. When they flower they produce a single spike of small white flowers.

This little guy also has countless health benefits, it’s a great feng shui plant providing helpful energy when needed. It also gets busy while you’re sleeping and absorbs CO2 and other toxins at night which makes it particularly good in the bedroom! Please note the colour of Sansevieria (Snakey) may vary.

Read our guide about how to look after a Sanseveria.

Please note: As these plants are known as rough and ready beauties; markings, tip discoloration and imperfections on the leaves are very normal.

Additional information


Easy to look after

Suitable for:

Darker corners, Light spaces

Estimated Plant Height (CM):

Medium plants (up to 40cm)

Internal Pot Diameter (CM):


Pot Height (CM):



Grey pot


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 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.

12 reviews for Sansevieria (Snakey)

  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.

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