Snake Plant
Sansevieria zeylanica 

One of the most popular and hardy of houseplants, Tim is virtually indestructible and adaptable to almost any condition. Whether you throw full, direct sunlight at him or shove him in the low-light corner of your apartment, he'll grow. And to top it off, he'll go weeks without water if he has to. Check out his stylish twin brother.

Sunlight:Low to bright, indirect light and even some direct sun.

Water:Once every 2-3 weeks and likes to dry out completely.

Pets:Toxic to pets. Sorry Spike.

Travel:Month-long meditation trip? Count this one in.

Easy:So low maintenance it's borderline neglect.

Pro-tip: Susceptible to root rot, so make sure soil is dry by fingering the soil 2" deep before watering.


The Sansevieria is African in origin and has characteristics of both the tropics and the desert. Its leathery leaves contain strong fibers that are still used by various African tribes to make rope and string.

The snake plant is a great plant for beginners and travelers. They do well in any indirect light situation and tolerate neglect.

That's not all—NASA declared snake plants as one of the best for removing toxins in your air. It removes byproduct from leather and rubber goods, exhaust, and cigarette smoke. This plant is not so friendly for pets.

Small: Around 12 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.

Medium: Around 20 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.

Large: Around 36 inches tall and a container width of 10 inches.

Sizes will vary.

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