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Futura Superba Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Futura Superba'

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Futura Superba Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Futura Superba') at Bast Brothers Garden Center

Futura Superba Snake Plant foliage

Futura Superba Snake Plant foliage

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Other Names:  Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Devil's Tongue


This popular, easy care houseplant will form dense stands of vertical, sword-like leaves arranged in a rosette; this variety produces silvery-green leaves, mottled and striped with dark green and edged in gold; beautiful indoor accent

Features & Attributes

Futura Superba Snake Plant's attractive large sword-like leaves remain grayish green in color with showy dark green variegation throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Futura Superba Snake Plant can be expected to grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist soil, and should do just fine under average home conditions. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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