Like other Snake Plant species, the Moonshine is a slow grower; however, give it a few years, and with maturity, its leaves can reach up to 120cm in length.
Snake Plants are well known for their low maintenance nature; this cultivar is no different - Drought tolerant, not demanding of lots of sunlight, no need for humidity - this plant is effortless to look after.
Snake Plants are known for tolerating lower light levels than most houseplants. However, you can boost its growth by placing it in a position with brighter light levels.
Naturally home to west Africa, from Nigeria along to the Congo, found growing in open or lightly shaded grasslands, and able to withstand long periods of drought.
Originally named ‘Sansevieria’, the genus of the Snake Plant changed in 2017 to ‘Dracaena’ after recent technologies allowed for more accurate genetic understanding and caused it to be transferred to a more suited taxa. The specie name ‘trifasciata’ refers to the growth habit of the plant, often found in tight, basal bundles of three.
Although seemingly unlikely, the Snake Plant is part of the Asparagaceae family, alongside Asparagus Ferns, and of course, Asparagus itself.
Other common names for this plant include: Snake Plant, Silver Snake Plant
Light | Naturally growing in bright light, so near a sunny window is ideal. It will tolerate lower light but more light = faster growth.
Water | With succulent-like leaves, the Snake Plant is happily tolerant of drought so ensure that the soil has good drainage and drys out between waterings
Humidity | No extra humidity required.
Temperature Snake Plants will go dormant under 10℃, so for best growth, keep them in temperatures of between 15-24℃.