Sansevieria laurentii 'Mother-in-Law's Tongue' - 6" Pot-

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Sansevieria laurentii, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant, is a uniquely shaped plant native to the drier areas of Sri Lanka.  It has an upright growth pattern with long, narrow, thick sword shaped leaves that form a point. Each leaf is edged in yellow and is twisted and wavy around the edges.  It has a shallow root system and is best allowed to be a little bit rootbound.  In lower light conditions, this plant will also need less water.  In brighter lighting, it can use more water, but in general it is better to keep this plant on the drier side.  It is therefore a commonly seen office, airport, or houseplant due to its ease of care.  Too much water will cause the plant to rot.  Mother-in-Law’s Tongue generally grows to be about 2-3 feet tall but can reach as high as 5 feet under excellent lighting. 


USDA Hardiness Zone 10-11


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

This plant is only recommended for large container gardens or terrariums due to its larger size.  Since it grows slowly, it can be planted small and used for quite some time before growing too large.  It needs good drainage and soil on the dryer side or it will rot.  It makes an excellent, easy-to-care-for houseplant!


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

This plant is not recommended for dart frog vivariums or other vivariums on the wetter side that have high humidity levels, which may cause this plant to rot. Sansevieria prefer drier conditions and can be used in vivariums/terrariums/reptariums that are on the drier side, such as with Day or Crested Geckos. Leave in pot or plant directly in substrate



As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance





The plant pictured is in a 6" pot.


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Mother in Law Tongue Review by nbates50
We have 2 huge pots full of them. The description is true, they are very hardy and easy to grow. (Posted on 1/28/2018)

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