A Moonshine Snake Plant Could Be The Perfect Addition To Your Home. Here's Why

If you have been searching for a new plant to add to your collection, look no further than the moonshine snake plant. Also known as Sansevieria trifasciata, this plant starts out with a pretty light green appearance that evolves into a beautiful sage green shade. Some additionally develop contrasting deep green edges. On average, this plant grows to between seven and 14 inches tall.

Though it looks striking, this type of plant is actually pretty simple to look after, making it a good option for beginners and advanced plant parents alike. It has unique properties to offer, amongst them being able to purify the air in the room that it is in. Because of this, the Sansevieria trifasciata is an excellent choice for a room that could benefit from added air circulation. If you're interested in bringing this one-of-a-kind plant into your home, we've gathered up everything you should know about growing a snake plant and how to keep it thriving all year round.

This plant is an excellent choice for a novice

As mentioned, the low maintenance aspect of the moonshine snake plant means that growing your own is feasible even for someone new to the world of plants. It blooms in spring and summer but won't die during fall and winter so long as you keep up a consistent watering schedule. As they only require a medium level of light, one of the best places to put a snake plant is on a bookshelf or desk. Wherever you place it, you should ensure that your snake plant has access to indirect sun rather than direct. A low-humidity environment is also best.

To care for your snake plant, you should aim to water it on an approximate fortnightly basis when it is in bloom and on a four-to-six week basis during fall and winter. Once you have watered your plant, do not do so again until you're sure the soil has dried. Moonshine snake plants are from an African region where it's common to not receive water for a while, so err on the side of caution by watering less instead of too much if you're unsure.

Ensure your plant stays happy and healthy with these tips

A moonshine snake plant isn't difficult to take care of, but there are some things you should be aware of. The first is light levels. Medium light with indirect sunshine is best, but always be aware of changing light levels throughout the seasons. A lack of light as your snake plant is growing could lead to it being a darker green color instead of the usual light sage green shade. This color cannot be reversed once it has set in, so it's important to regularly monitor light levels when your plant is in the growth stage. The next thing to consider is temperature. Anything as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit is fine, but the moonshine variety of the snake plant will thrive in warmer temperatures due to it originating from Africa.

Finally, toxicity. If you have pets, the snake plant is toxic and could cause nausea and stomach upset in your dogs and cats. Because of this, we recommend keeping your plant high up and out of reach of your pets. Overall, the Sansevieria trifasciata is a beautiful and unique plant that will make the perfect addition to any home thanks to the low maintenance level of upkeep it requires.