Dracaena trifasciata - 'Gold Lauren' - Snake Plant
This bullet-proof plant is not only impossible to kill, it's also a top-notch air purifying plant! Gorgeous!
Common Names: Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Saint George’s Sword, Vipers Bowstring, Jinn’s Tongue, Devil’s Tongue
Origin: West Africa
Foot Candles: 30 - 100
Water: Let dry
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 18°C - 26°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or leaf cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Green barrier, low-maintenance plant, planters in shaded areas
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips. Heavy leaves may flop. Fluoride in water will cause brown stripes.
Comments: One of the most ‘bulletproof’ plants available for interiors. Leaves are hard and woody. Typically known as ‘Sansevieria trifasciata’ but was recently moved into the genus Dracaena after DNA testing was done on the plant cells.
Toxicity: Ingestion of large quantities can cause vomiting, depression, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, hyper-salivation, and dilated pupils.