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Sansevieria zeylanica 'Mother-in-Law's Tongue' - 6" Pot

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About This Product

Species Name: Dracaena trifasciata 

Common name(s):Sansevieria zeylanica (syn.), Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Snake Plant 

Defining Characteristics:

  • Thick sword-shaped leaves are emerald green and patterned with dark bands
  • A very hardy plant that is perfect for garden hobbyists of all experience levels
  • Air purifying

Recommended Pot Size: Medium- Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 55-80°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%) 

Watering frequency: Moderate. Allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry completely before watering.  

Lighting:  Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Slow 

Height: 3-8’ 

Origin: West Africa from Nigeria to the Congo

Regional locality: Common growing in the bush and vegetation in its native range

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Suggested Animal Terrarium/ Vivarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads ✔
  • Lizards and tortoises ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Desert Vivariums ✔

Care Notes: This plant has moderate humidity needs, although if the leaf tips begin to brown occasional misting may be needed. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home.


The plant pictured is in a 6” pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:
If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.
You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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Beautiful Strong Plant

I knew I was getting this plant in a 6" pot, but boy was I not expecting how big it was. The plant was well over a foot tall with multiple plants in the pot. It's currently in my tortoise's enclosure but I'm planning on splitting it up so I can have a few around the house. If it was hardy enough to survive shipping AND my tortoise, I have no doubt it will last me a long time.


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Well worth the price. Over a foot tall and looks like more than one in the pot. I am always impressed with the plants I get from Josh's Frogs. I couldn't get something similar in a local garden center as healthy and full, and for the same low price.

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