One of the most popular Sansevierias. The Snake Plant ‘Tricolour’ has gorgeous creamy-white margins framing its green-grey mottled leaves.
Growing Pot Size: Available in 10cm, 15cm, and 25 cm
- The perfect low-maintenance housemate!
- Virtually indestructible, they’re perfect for all situations.
- Perfect for indoors. Their ability to thrive in low light makes them ideal candidates for offices and bedrooms.
- Toxic: Yes. Keep out of reach from pets and children.
Growing Pot Size: Small: 10cm; Medium: 15 cm; Large: 25 cm
Excellent Air Purifier!
This hot number made it onto NASA’s list for being a top air-purifying plant. Like their cousins, these plants have special adaptations for living in the desert. They photosynthesise through a snazzy process called CAM, which helps minimise water loss. Because of this, they absorb toxins and release oxygen at night!
Snake Plant ‘Tricolour’: She’s Good For You!
Releases oxygen at night: unlike other plants, snake plants release oxygen at night. Scientific studies show that increased oxygen levels can promote deeper sleep. Maybe it’s time to get one for the bedroom!
Snake Plant Care Tips
Light: Snake plants prefer spots with bright indirect light to low artificial light. You’ll get bright variegations if you place them in a bright spot!
Water: Water monthly or when the leaves begin to wrinkle. Allow the soil to fully dry in between waterings.
Propagation: Easy to propagate! Gently cut a newly developed leaf (called pups) directly below the room and pop them into a jar of water. Watch the roots grow and then plant them in soil.
Repotting: Snake Plants don’t need repotting too often. They love it snug! Eventually, when they get too big, repot in a pop 5 cm larger in diameter than the original pot.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mixture.
Where is it from?
Native to West African tropics.
Is the Snake Plant ‘Tricolour’ for me?
Prone to killing your plants? Then the Snake Plant ‘Tricolour’ is perfect for you! They’re practically indestructible and thrive on neglect. Their ability to adapt to poorly lit rooms make them excellent office plants. In the right conditions, their leaves will boast beautiful intense colours! So if you’re looking for something that requires little fuss, look no further - you’ve found the perfect plant!
Snake Plant ‘Tricolour’: Common Problems
Over time, these plants develop small scratches and scars on their leaves. They can also develop brown tips on the end of their leaves. It’s totally normal and doesn’t affect their long term health in any way.
Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, fungus gnats.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is my snake plant tricolour losing colour?
The Snake Plant ‘Tricolour’ can start fading its colour when it gets too little light. Try moving your plant into a brighter location and feed monthly during spring and summer.
Why are my leaf tips going brown and dry?
Although having brown tips is normal over time, this can also be a sign of underwatering. Make sure you stick to a monthly water schedule and increase waterings in summer. When you water, ensure you fully soak the soil and allow all the water to drain off. Don’t let the plant sit in water too long, or it may develop root rot.
*Decorative pots sold separately