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Plant Know-How: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine'

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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine' might be one of our most asked about Sansevieria. This cultivar is loved for it's striking light color that fades into a beautiful sage green as it matures. Sansevieria, or Snake Plants, are well loved by both budding plant parents and seasoned keepers alike for their ease of care. While these plants are generally easy going they are also awash in a plethora of plant myths and misconceptions. These plants are commonly touted as indestructible, able to survive in total darkness, and needing no water. While these plants are generally very hardy and well suited to beginners, this kind of misinformation can lead to struggling plants and frustrated plant parents. We've collected care tips here to help you keep your Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine' happy and hopefully bust some plant myths in the process!
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CARE TIPS:

Light: No doubt you've seen Sansevieria on some list of plants that can survive in a windowless room. While Sansevieria tend to be more tolerant of lower light situations, they do still need light to survive. Keep your Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine' in medium, to bright indirect light. Like other Sansevieria they can tolerate low light, but if you want to maintain their light coloring brighter light is needed.

Water: Allow your Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine' to go almost completely dry in-between watering. These plants are native to regions in Africa where they go for long periods without water. To ensure your Sansevieria is not sitting in soggy soil pot it in a well draining mix and into a pot with drainage. When you water make sure to thoroughly soak your soil and dump any excess water if your plant is resting in a saucer.

Did you know? Sansevieria have very thick, tuberous root systems. These thick roots have been known to break terra cotta pots!

Want to add one of these easy going plants to your home? We have 4", 6" and 8" sizes available on our website for curbside pick up and local delivery!

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