Golden Flame Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata, Dracaena trifasciata)
Don't have a fireplace? Candle regulations in your rental got you down? The Golden Flame will warm up any room by bringing it to life. With is sculptural leaves and easy care requirements, this Snake Plant is a great addition to any plant collection or a simple choice to add a stunning living focal point to any room.
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This highly variegated Snake Plant has thick, leathery leaves. Each leaf is marked with deep green and the yellow and gold that lend their name to this cultivar.
Origin & Native Environment
Snake Plants are native to tropical Africa. They are accustomed to warm and dry environments, creating an easy transition to life as a houseplant.
The Golden Flame Snake Plant is named for the bright yellow gold striping that marks each of the leaves like a flame jumping up from a campfire. Snake Plants are also known as Mother-in-Laws Tongue, Bow String Hemp, and Devil's Tongue. Though it is commonly called Sansevieria, Snake Plants are now widely accepted as a part of the Dracaena genus.
These hardy plants are native to arid deserts and are drought tolerant. Allow soil to dry completely between waterings. Water every other week in spring and summer and once a month through fall and winter.
They can tolerate a wide variety of light conditions, from low light to bright sun. They will do best in indirect sunlight.
Snake Plants like sandy, loose, well draining mix of soil. A general cactus or succulent mix works well. They can tolerate both basic and acidic soil. Sansevieria grow well in a soil pH range of 4.5 to 8.5, although a range of 5.5 to 7.5 is preferred.
The arid origins of the Snake Plant mean that it requires no additional humidity. The dry interior environment of any home will do.
Keep Snake Plants above 55°F and they will be content, though they can tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F for brief periods.
Snake Plants are very low maintenance and are light feeders. Fertilize sparingly, once or twice in spring and summer with a balanced, all-purpose houseplant food.