Snake Plant Laurentii
The Snake Plant Laurentii, or Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii', is a succulent plant characterized by its upright sword-like leaves with vibrant yellow edges. It is popular for its incredibly easy-going nature (it can tolerate low light and drought) and its air-purifying capabilities. The easiest way to kill this plant is to overcare for it.
- Each plant is unique; size and shape fluctuate by season so all measurements are shown as a range
- Small plant measures between 6–12" tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage
- Medium plant measures between 16–24" tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage
- Large plant measures between 24–36" tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage
- Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in your planter choice; except for large planters, which ship separately from large plants
Bright indirect to low light
Water every 2–3 weeks
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Native to southern and central Africa, the Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' is a cultivar of snake plant with yellow variegated edges. Snake plants are tropical plants that are also succulents. Often positioned as low light plants, they are actually medium to bright light plants that tolerate, but not thrive in low light. Like other succulent plants, they have a modified form of photosynthesis, where in order to preserve water, the plant opens its pores exclusively at night. However, since photosynthesis only happens with daylight, the plant stores carbon dioxide acquired at night for use during the day, and releases oxygen (one of the end products of photosynthesis) at night when the pores open. This helps it to maximize efficiency in cleaning the air, as found in study conducted by NASA.
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