Sansevieria Ghost

Sansevieria Ghost

Posted by Hannah Brand on Aug 13th 2023

Sansevieria 'Ghost'

Hey Plant Friends!

This week we are talking about Sansevieria trifasciata 'Ghost', more commonly known as snake plant or mother in laws tongue. This is a new cultivar from Indonesia, belonging to the Asparagaceae family. You may think of snake plants as boring or generic, but there are tons of new hybrids and varieties emerging in the plant market. This specific variety is known for its pale cream and sage-green variegation. Snake plants are extemely easy to care for. Collect them all!

Let’s talk about care. All Sansevieria thrive in sharp, well-drained soil. We recommend Sol Soils Chunky Houseplant Mix. This mix will support your snake plant's watering needs. Between watering, allow the soil to dry down almost all the way. Snake plants have modified roots that look like clear tubers to help conserve water thus they can handle drought. During the growing season and with smaller specimens you may water every two weeks. During the winter months really cut back and allow that soil to dry all the way out as your plant is resting. When you water, give your plant a good soak. Never let sit in standing water as this can lead to root rot. Sansevieria are known as a low light tolerant plants, but now low light lovers. Like with most plants, bright, indirect light in the home will yield best results. Common pests to keep an eye out for include mealy bugs, scale, and spider mites. Keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment. Check for pests weekly when watering.

We currently have 4 pots of Sansevieria Ghost in the greenhouse. If you have further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us -

Happy Planting!