Birdsnest Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii'
You're probably more familiar with Leo's cousin Tom, the taller, "better-looking", and more popular snake plant of the family. Sure, he's got a few inches on Leo, but Leo's got more spunk and personality with the same level of invincibility. He's easy-growing, does well in low light, and barely drinks. If you're looking for a cheap and fun date, Leo's your guy.
Low to bright, indirect light and even some direct sun.
Once every 2-3 weeks and likes to dry out completely.
Toxic to pets. Sorry Spike.
Month-long meditation trip? Count this one in.
So low maintenance it's borderline neglect.
Pro-tip: If you water him too much, he may get root rot so don't shower him with too much love. Make sure to finger the soil 2" deep to ensure that the soil is completely dry before watering.
The Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' is the more elegant and petite version of the taller snake plants that you commonly see.
It 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 6 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.
Medium: Around 14 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.
Size will vary.