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Sansevieria

Live Snake Plants For Terrariums & Vivariums

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General Sansevieria Info
There are around 70 species in the Sansevieria genus, with only a handful commonly available in commercial horticulture. Sanseveria trifasciata is one of the most popular houseplants available, and there are a small handful of different cultivars to choose from. These slow-growing plants are especially efficient at purifying air, and are extremely easy to care for. Due to this plant's size & slow growth rate, most of the individuals we've got in stock now were carefully started by a trusted local family owned nursery. Each incoming young plant is carefully hand-picked in person by members of our team before they are brought to our shop to be processed, repotted, and grown-out for eventual sale. By working together with another trusted family-owned plant nursery, we're able to offer some of the least expensive Sansevieria plants online while still shipping big & healthy specimens. You won't be disappointed!
 
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When Sansevieria Are An Appropriate Choice
Sansevieria plants don't exactly scream "Vivarium Appropriate" at first glance, but there are a handful of solid reasons why we recommend them in certain situations. Many of the Geckos in the most popular genres (Correlophus, Gekko, Phelsuma, Rhacodactylus, Uroplatus, etc) seem to spend more time hanging out on Sansevieria plants than the majority of other options. They can get big and will likely require occasional trimming, but they are hard to beat from a utilitarian perspective. In our experience, Crested and Gargoyle Geckos are also likely to bury their eggs towards the base of these plants for some reason. In any case, for folks working with medium & large Geckos, Sansevieria are definitely a smart plant to consider. (For the most part, we wouldn't use them for smaller animals!)
 
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Growing Sansevieria Plants In A Bioactive Terrarium / Live Vivarium
Although the mature size of most Sansevieria can get pretty large, these are not fast-growing plants, and are pretty easy to maintain. Pruning the plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. Trimmed leaves can be planted in potting soil and will often throw roots & grow into another plant without much effort! Replanting trimmed leaves in vivarium substrate has shown mixed results, but it might be worth giving it a shot if you end with excess trimmings down the line!
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Plant Size Info

Potted Plants:

Best Terrarium Plants For The Price Bare Rooted & Wrapped With ID
Plant nurseries roughly categorize their plants by pot size, and a plant is made available once it has mostly filled out it's container. Generally speaking, a 4in potted plant is roughly twice the size of a 3in pot, and a 3in potted plant is typically twice the size of a 2in pot. Needless to say, we do our best to offer big & healthy plants which were categorized honestly, and are representative of the photos we've got listed on the site. Every potted plant we sell is shipped bare root, and the root ball of the plant is carefully wrapped in paper towels before it's placed back into it's cleaned pot for shipping. From there, it's wrapped in clean brown packing paper and labeled with it's species before shipping.
 

Live Mats:

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We're proud to offer a brand new way to order plants, and we're loving the results so far. Our Live Mats are grown with plenty of light & the ideal amount of moisture required to form a dense mat. Before shipping, each section is gently separated from it's sealed container, rinsed free of excess potting soil, and carefully placed in a partially inflated airtight bag. Depending on the specific plant, live mats can planted terrestrially or attached to a background to grow epiphytically. These are exceptionally dense portions of plants, so a little can go a long way!
 

Rooted Portions:

How We Ship Rooted Portions Of Terrarium Plants
Some plants we grow are offered in rooted portions, which are slightly smaller portions than would typically be included in a 3in pot. The length and overall portion size depends on the species being offered, but these do include a portion of the root system for easy planting & fast acclimation. When it comes time to ship, we'll carefully separate the portion from it's mother plant, rinse the roots free of potting soil, and carefully wrap the roots in a ball of moist paper towels. From there, the plant is wrapped in clean brown packing paper and labeled with it's species before shipping.
 

Clippings:

How We Ship Clippings For Terrarium Plants
Clippings are the smallest size portion of what we offer. Depending on the species, clippings may or may not include small attached roots. Plants we sell as clippings are typically epiphytic in nature, meaning they'll grow without soil on the surface of another plant (or wood decor, backgrounds, etc). The difficulty in planting clippings depends entirely on the species, so don't hesitate to ask before ordering if you are curious. When it comes time to ship, we carefully clean, wrap, and seal our clippings in partially filled bags to ensure the safest transit possible. Like everything else we sell, these are individually labeled with ID.
 
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Gold'

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Sansevieria trifasciata Black Gold Sansevieria Plant For Gecko And Snake Terrariums
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The Black Gold cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata displays light & dark green speckled patterns along each leaf. The Common names for this species include Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant, Sword Plant, and even Viper's Bowstring Hemp. Whatever you call it, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most popular decorative plants grown today. It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. It's sword shaped leaves grow vertically straight out of the plant's rhizome, which makes this plant a stemless species! As a houseplant, care involves not throwing it away or lighting it on fire. :-) Seriously though, this plant will thrive in an extremely wide variety of conditions, and so long as it's got access to at least some natural light & occasional watering sessions, a Sansevieria plant will thrive. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it where it'll have plenty of upward room to grow, and ensuring it's planted deep enough to prevent the plant tipping over. Within a few weeks (in ideal conditions), the plant will spread it's roots and do a great job of supporting itself even with a Gecko or Frog climbing on it. It's leaves will widen with age, starting just an inch or two across, and eventually growing to 4in or so across in some vivarium environments. Pruning these slow-growing plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. The pictured plants are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 24-48in 11-12 Tropical Africa (Nigeria)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow room for upward growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Available Size(s)
On Sale Now!
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Available Size(s)
Growing Out Now!
We don't have any of this plant ready to ship immediately, but we're expecting some to either grow out or arrive soon. If ordered today, we'll reserve the first (and usually largest) plants from the batch, and you can expect it to ship within 7-12 business days. Please do not purchase this plant if you'd rather not work around this longer processing schedule.
 
Note: If enough people reserve this plant ahead of time, it may sell out before ever becoming publicly available.
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Gold Hahnii'

Variegated Bird's Nest Sansevieria

Bird's Nest Sansevieria
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The Gold Hahnii cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata is a less common dwarf variety which grows in a shorter & more compact pattern than a typical S. trifasciata would. This is the variegated type of the Hahnii cultivar with green & yellow patterned leaves, and it isn't available often! It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. As a houseplant, this slow growing & small variety will be perfectly content growing in a small 4in pot for the majority of it's life. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it terrestrially and leaving wt least 4in or so of space around it to grow.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 8in 11-12 N/A (Cultivar)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow space for growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
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Available Size(s)
On Sale Now!
20% Off!
Available Size(s)
Growing Out Now!
We don't have any of this plant ready to ship immediately, but we're expecting some to either grow out or arrive soon. If ordered today, we'll reserve the first (and usually largest) plants from the batch, and you can expect it to ship within 7-12 business days. Please do not purchase this plant if you'd rather not work around this longer processing schedule.
 
Note: If enough people reserve this plant ahead of time, it may sell out before ever becoming publicly available.
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii Sansevieria Plant For Gecko And Snake Terrariums
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▾ Show Plant Description ▾
The Laurentii cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata features yellow stripes running along the outer parts of the leaf, with light & dark green speckling running up the center. The Common names for this species include Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant, Sword Plant, and even Viper's Bowstring Hemp. Whatever you call it, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most popular decorative plants grown today. It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. It's sword shaped leaves grow vertically straight out of the plant's rhizome, which makes this plant a stemless species! As a houseplant, care involves not throwing it away or lighting it on fire. :-) Seriously though, this plant will thrive in an extremely wide variety of conditions, and so long as it's got access to at least some natural light & occasional watering sessions, a Sansevieria plant will thrive. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it where it'll have plenty of upward room to grow, and ensuring it's planted deep enough to prevent the plant tipping over. Within a few weeks (in ideal conditions), the plant will spread it's roots and do a great job of supporting itself even with a Gecko or Frog climbing on it. It's leaves will widen with age, starting just an inch or two across, and eventually growing to 4in or so across in some vivarium environments. Pruning these slow-growing plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. The pictured plants are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 24-48in 11-12 Tropical Africa (Nigeria)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow room for upward growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
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Available Size(s)
On Sale Now!
20% Off!
Available Size(s)
Growing Out Now!
We don't have any of this plant ready to ship immediately, but we're expecting some to either grow out or arrive soon. If ordered today, we'll reserve the first (and usually largest) plants from the batch, and you can expect it to ship within 7-12 business days. Please do not purchase this plant if you'd rather not work around this longer processing schedule.
 
Note: If enough people reserve this plant ahead of time, it may sell out before ever becoming publicly available.
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moon Shine'

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Image Coming Soon - Moon Shine
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▾ Show Plant Description ▾
The Moon Shine cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata features a pale green leaf coloration without the speckled pattern typically associated with this plant. This type is a little less common than the Black Gold and Laurentii varieties we work with. The Common names for this species include Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant, Sword Plant, and even Viper's Bowstring Hemp. Whatever you call it, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most popular decorative plants grown today. It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. It's sword shaped leaves grow vertically straight out of the plant's rhizome, which makes this plant a stemless species! As a houseplant, care involves not throwing it away or lighting it on fire. :-) Seriously though, this plant will thrive in an extremely wide variety of conditions, and so long as it's got access to at least some natural light & occasional watering sessions, a Sansevieria plant will thrive. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it where it'll have plenty of upward room to grow, and ensuring it's planted deep enough to prevent the plant tipping over. Within a few weeks (in ideal conditions), the plant will spread it's roots and do a great job of supporting itself even with a Gecko or Frog climbing on it. It's leaves will widen with age, starting just an inch or two across, and eventually growing to 4in or so across in some vivarium environments. Pruning these slow-growing plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. The pictured plants are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 24-48in 11-12 Tropical Africa (Nigeria)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow room for upward growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen.
Available Size(s)
On Sale Now!
20% Off!
Available Size(s)
Growing Out Now!
We don't have any of this plant ready to ship immediately, but we're expecting some to either grow out or arrive soon. If ordered today, we'll reserve the first (and usually largest) plants from the batch, and you can expect it to ship within 7-12 business days. Please do not purchase this plant if you'd rather not work around this longer processing schedule.
 
Note: If enough people reserve this plant ahead of time, it may sell out before ever becoming publicly available.
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We've got a bunch growing out now which should be available soon!

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Only a small fraction of the plants we grow are available at any given time. The majority of plants we sell are shipped in our discounted Vivarium Plant Packs, and we often reserve "low availability" plants for those kits.
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Gold'

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Sansevieria trifasciata Black Gold Sansevieria Plant For Gecko And Snake Terrariums
▾ Show Plant Description ▾
The Black Gold cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata displays light & dark green speckled patterns along each leaf. The Common names for this species include Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant, Sword Plant, and even Viper's Bowstring Hemp. Whatever you call it, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most popular decorative plants grown today. It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. It's sword shaped leaves grow vertically straight out of the plant's rhizome, which makes this plant a stemless species! As a houseplant, care involves not throwing it away or lighting it on fire. :-) Seriously though, this plant will thrive in an extremely wide variety of conditions, and so long as it's got access to at least some natural light & occasional watering sessions, a Sansevieria plant will thrive. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it where it'll have plenty of upward room to grow, and ensuring it's planted deep enough to prevent the plant tipping over. Within a few weeks (in ideal conditions), the plant will spread it's roots and do a great job of supporting itself even with a Gecko or Frog climbing on it. It's leaves will widen with age, starting just an inch or two across, and eventually growing to 4in or so across in some vivarium environments. Pruning these slow-growing plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. The pictured plants are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 24-48in 11-12 Tropical Africa (Nigeria)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow room for upward growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen.
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Gold Hahnii'

Variegated Bird's Nest Sansevieria

Bird's Nest Sansevieria
▾ Show Plant Description ▾
The Gold Hahnii cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata is a less common dwarf variety which grows in a shorter & more compact pattern than a typical S. trifasciata would. This is the variegated type of the Hahnii cultivar with green & yellow patterned leaves, and it isn't available often! It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. As a houseplant, this slow growing & small variety will be perfectly content growing in a small 4in pot for the majority of it's life. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it terrestrially and leaving wt least 4in or so of space around it to grow.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 8in 11-12 N/A (Cultivar)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow space for growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen.
Sold Out!
Please check back soon!
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii Sansevieria Plant For Gecko And Snake Terrariums
▾ Show Plant Description ▾
The Laurentii cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata features yellow stripes running along the outer parts of the leaf, with light & dark green speckling running up the center. The Common names for this species include Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant, Sword Plant, and even Viper's Bowstring Hemp. Whatever you call it, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most popular decorative plants grown today. It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. It's sword shaped leaves grow vertically straight out of the plant's rhizome, which makes this plant a stemless species! As a houseplant, care involves not throwing it away or lighting it on fire. :-) Seriously though, this plant will thrive in an extremely wide variety of conditions, and so long as it's got access to at least some natural light & occasional watering sessions, a Sansevieria plant will thrive. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it where it'll have plenty of upward room to grow, and ensuring it's planted deep enough to prevent the plant tipping over. Within a few weeks (in ideal conditions), the plant will spread it's roots and do a great job of supporting itself even with a Gecko or Frog climbing on it. It's leaves will widen with age, starting just an inch or two across, and eventually growing to 4in or so across in some vivarium environments. Pruning these slow-growing plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. The pictured plants are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 24-48in 11-12 Tropical Africa (Nigeria)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow room for upward growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen.
Sold Out!
Please check back soon!
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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moon Shine'

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Image Coming Soon - Moon Shine
▾ Show Plant Description ▾
The Moon Shine cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata features a pale green leaf coloration without the speckled pattern typically associated with this plant. This type is a little less common than the Black Gold and Laurentii varieties we work with. The Common names for this species include Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant, Sword Plant, and even Viper's Bowstring Hemp. Whatever you call it, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most popular decorative plants grown today. It's air filtering ability is supposedly better than most other plants, and it's definitely one of the easiest & most forgiving plants we work with. It's sword shaped leaves grow vertically straight out of the plant's rhizome, which makes this plant a stemless species! As a houseplant, care involves not throwing it away or lighting it on fire. :-) Seriously though, this plant will thrive in an extremely wide variety of conditions, and so long as it's got access to at least some natural light & occasional watering sessions, a Sansevieria plant will thrive. In an enclosure, we recommend planting it where it'll have plenty of upward room to grow, and ensuring it's planted deep enough to prevent the plant tipping over. Within a few weeks (in ideal conditions), the plant will spread it's roots and do a great job of supporting itself even with a Gecko or Frog climbing on it. It's leaves will widen with age, starting just an inch or two across, and eventually growing to 4in or so across in some vivarium environments. Pruning these slow-growing plants is as simple as giving them a slice towards the top of each leaf. By following the natural shape of the plant, the trimmed end won't look especially out-of-place. The pictured plants are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Very Easy 24-48in 11-12 Tropical Africa (Nigeria)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial / Allow room for upward growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen. Or you can override this warning if you can live with an especially tight interface. (You'll need to refresh to undo!)
To see our NEHERP Plant Info panel, please visit this page on a device with a bigger screen.
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Please check back soon!
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