Sansevieria trifasciata Futura Superba
Sansevieria trifasciata also known as the Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law's Tongue is one of the most popular houseplants. Some collectors have tens and hundreds of them! Known to be almost unkillable (though please don't accept it as a challenge) it's a perfect first child for a beginner plant parent.
This plant comes in a 12 cm nursery pot and is approx 35 cm tall.
Light: Low. One of the most adaptable plants, Sansevierias are known to be able to tolerate even no-window bathrooms (please don't do it though!!), but they prefer bright steady light and can tolerate some direct sun. They will thrive in a bit lower light too by giving regular new leaves.
Min light - 50 FC, Good growth - 200 FC
Water: Low. Make sure the soil dries out completely between waterings.
While it will survive a drought, too much water will definitely kill it.
Pets: Mildly toxic to cats and dogs. If you have a plant eater in your family - definitely don't get it, however as it takes some dedication and force to chew on those very hardy leaves, many cats and dogs won't even know it's a plant!
See instructions on how to measure your light and properly water your plants in our FAQs Plant Care section!