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Moonshine Silver Snake Plant:
Get to know the plant:
Other common names include:
- Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Silver Offset’
- Sansevieria Futura Silver Offset’
- Moonlight Sansevieria
- Silver snake plant
- Moonshine snake plant
These names are in reference to the beautiful succulent leaves which sport a light silvery-green color.
The most interesting name for the plant is mother-in-law’s tongue, which is supposed to reference the sharp edges of the leaves.
Sansevieria Moonshine Care
Size & Growth
Compared to Sansevieria trifasciata Hahnii, which grows only 6” inches tall, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Silver Offset’ plants can grow up to 2’ feet.
The leaves are what earn this cultivar its common names.
They are silvery-green in color with very faint dark green lines running longitudinally along its length.
In low light conditions, the leaves may turn a darker green color but still retains its silvery sheen.
These plants have a vigorous growth rate.
Flowering and Fragrance
Appearing similar to S. trifasciata ‘robusta’, this cultivar may flower.
The bloom time isn’t very cut and dry and quite infrequent.
But when they do bloom, the flowers are white in color, inconspicuous, and slightly fragrant.
Light & Temperature
Indirect light for indoor moonshine sansevieria is optimal.
But despite its requirements, the plant can withstand full sun and low light conditions.
Hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones 10 through 11, these plants do well in warmer climes with temperature ranging between 55° – 85° degrees Fahrenheit (13° C – 29° C).
They are winter hardy in regions where the temperature is lowest at 32° degrees Fahrenheit (0° C).
Watering and Feeding
Being a succulent, this plant doesn’t require much water to stay healthy and thrive.
The plant is drought-tolerant, meaning you should let the soil dry out between watering.
Keep the leaves dry and prevent overwatering as it may cause root rot.
Also, lower the frequency of water to once a month when the temperatures start dipping low.
Feed your moonshine plants with a general-purpose plant food twice a year in the spring or summer.
Don’t overfeed the plants.
Soil & Transplanting
The standard potting mix used for succulents and cacti is suitable for mother-in-law’s tongue.
Drainage is an important factor in the soil you choose as they are susceptible to root rot when water stands around the rhizome structure.
Even though you’re able to transplant your snake plant any time of the year, repotting shouldn’t be rushed.
Repotting every 2-5 years should be sufficient.
When you want to move your moonlight snake plant, feel for the root ball and carefully shake it loose from the pot.
Place it in a new pot at least 1”-2” inches below the rim of the pot.
Grooming and Maintenance
This plant thrives when left on its own but this doesn’t mean you should ignore it.
Sansevieria Moonshine plants are pretty low-maintenance.
There are no lengthy care instructions to keep up with.
The only maintenance you need to do is removing yellowing or dead leaves if you see signs of root rot.
Another unique variety is the spear plant – Sansevieria cylindrica