Sansevieria Sayuri is a cultivar of Snake Plant, aka Mother-in-Law's Tongue, that has stiff, upright, sword-like leaves that are striped with silvery gray and light green. Known as some of the toughest houseplants, they store carbon dioxide acquired at night to use during the day, then releasing oxygen at night, via photosynthesis, when their pores open. This helps it to maximize efficiency in cleansing the air, as found in a study conducted by NASA.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in low light, but will grow faster with brighter light. A low light plant can pretty much survive anyplace inside your home as long as you have a window in the room. Remember, low light does not mean no light and plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.
They are super easy to take care of, being able to handle all kinds of light levels and are known for their air-purifying capabilities. Just make sure to not overwater them and try not to let water sit between their leaves. Some dry tips are completely normal on Snake Plants.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.