Sansevieria (or Snake Plants) Care Guide

Snake Plant Care Guide

Sansevieria (or Snake Plants) actually like to be neglected – every now and then. Tough and hardy, it’s easy to become their Biggest Fan.

Sansevieria Laurentii Outdoors on Shaded Patio

Fuss Factor*: 1

Light: Will thrive in everything from low to bright, indirect light

Watering Frequency: Allow soil to dry out completely before rewatering

Soil: No special requirements

Humidity: Average home humidity

Pests: Generally pest tolerant, but can be affected by mealy bugs or spider mites. If you see evidence of these, wipe leaves every so often to remove dust buildup that attracts pests


  • Avoid harsh direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as this can burn the leaves
  • Overwatering can lead to fungal issues and root rot. If leaves develop brown spots and feel soft or mushy to the touch, excess watering is usually the cause
  • Keep out of reach of pets and children, as these are toxic if ingested

Zones: Indoor Use or Outdoors in warmer, dry zones 10b-11

*Fuss Factor: We grade our plants on level of care from 1 to 5.

  1. Low Maintenance Marvels – great choice for new plant parents
  2. Easy to Care For, Easy to Love
  3. Relatively low maintenance, but will need some regular attention
  4. Apply TLC, you’ll love the results
  5. Recommended for Helicopter Plant Parents – Labor intensive, but so worth it