The Mother-in-Law's Tongue (also known as the snake plant) is a herbaceous, evergreen, mildly toxic flowering plant that is native to Africa and Asia. People mostly use it as an ornamental plant. It thrives well in small pots. This is because in a small space, its rhizomes are crowded and this enables it to grow faster. It's well known for its capacity to purify the air by converting harmful substances into harmless ones.
If growing this Sansevieria indoors, you’ll need a strong pot – a clay pot, for example. this ensures that the roots don’t break it as they grow. It should be wide but not tall, due to the plant’s shallow rooting system and should be perforated for proper drainage. The soil should also be well drained to avoid waterlogging since too much water can rot the plant.
Snake plants require maximum indirect sunlight. You should also keep the plant away from drafts, high winds, and extreme temperatures. They do well with minimal watering, and whilst the soil can be kept dry or slightly moist, don't let it stay wet.
This variety of Mother-in-law's Tongue is a dark green in colour with a border of yellow surrounding the edges of the leaves - resembling a Laurentii, however shorter and growing slightly out from each growth point, instead of straight. The leaves may be consistent green or have some patterning when larger with the gold border brightest when the plant gets adequate light.
Each plant stands at between 20-40cm in height and comes with one to two growth points.
The products we are able to ship vary, but as a guide, we generally do not send the following via post:
Delicate or temperamental plants or plant-containing productsLarge or heavy productsAny products not meeting the criteria of what is able to be posted
Products that are able to be shipped will be packaged with protective insulation and covering in the smallest package possible. Plants will also be enclosed with damp sphagnum moss or similar to protect from dehydration and will be shipping without soil. We recommend paying for express postage for plant orders to minimise any risk of damage to the plant via post.
We can only facilitate delivery of non-shippable orders within the Perth metro area.
We offer local delivery to addresses within 30km of our Subiaco location. Pricing for delivery is based on distance and order value - delivery fees are reduced for orders closer to our Subiaco location and orders with higher total order values. Orders up to $120 have a delivery fee of between $10 - $20 and all orders over $120 are free.
There are three days on which we deliver orders - Tuesday and Saturday daytime and evening and Thursday evening. We will aim to deliver your order within 3 delivery days of the order being placed - please contact us if your delivery has any restrictions such as time of day someone is available to receive the order or access to the delivery point.
Orders are able to be picked up at no charge. If you have selected pick up of your order, please contact us to arrange this in advance. Pickup is at our Subiaco, WA location and can be arranged any day of the week.
All orders containing shippable products only are able to be posted and will either be posted or delivered within 3 delivery days of the order being placed. Delivery and pick up of shippableorders will be the same as for non-shippable orders, and shipping will be via tracked registered post via Australia Post or Sendle. The arrival of your order, if posted, will then be subject to the postage service delivery time.
Orders containing shippable and non-shippable items checked out at the same time will be treated as one order, unless we are contacted to consider them otherwise, and are only able to be delivered to addresses within the 30km radius. If the address is outside this radius, the non-shippable products will be refunded and the remaining items in the order will be processed and shipped.
International orders are only able to be shipped if the whole order is shippable. If any items in the order are non-shippable, they will be removed and refunded, and the remainder will be shipped. We recognise that countries have varying quarantine restrictions and specific processes that may need to be adhered to relating to importing plants. We do not, however take responsibility for researching these restrictions and assume that the buyer is aware of these if they are applicable. We accept an order from another country as an indication by that buyer that the plants they have purchased are able to be shipped into that country, unless we are notified otherwise.