How to Care For The Sansevieria Moonshine

How to Care For The Sansevieria Moonshine

Maintenance: Low | Climate: Warm + Dry | Light: Medium-Bright | Watering: Infrequent | Pet Safe: No


The Sansevieria Moonshine is a rare Snake Plant variety, flaunting silvery-green leaves. It's incredibly resilient, tolerant to briefs periods of drought and even neglect. 


Provide with medium to bright, indirect light. Mature Moonshines can even tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight. Unlike other Snake Plant varieties, the Moonshine isn't as tolerant of low light conditions. Without proper light, this plant will lose its unique color and grow a duller green pigment. 


Water your Moonshine only after the soil has fully dried. This plant stores water in its leaves to survive periods of drought, so it's safer to underwater than overwater. 



Snake Plants originate from tropical areas of West Africa, however, they thrive in average dry indoor conditions. Maintain temperatures between 60º-85º to keep your plant healthy. These are great outdoor plants under the right climate. 



Pruning old, brown, or yellow leaves is essential for the Sansevieria's health. Always prune with clean pruning shears or scissors. You can also propagate Moonshine leaves to start growing a new plant right from home.


Pruning Sansevieria Moonshine:

  • Use clean, sharp shears or scissors. 
  • Prune away damaged bits or cut a leaf entirely at a 45º angle. 
  • Healthy sections can be propagated in water (below). 


Propagating Sansevieria Moonshine: 

Leaves can propagated by cutting sections across the leaf and placing them in clean water. After a few weeks, roots will begin to grow into the cuttings.

  • Use clean, sharp shears or scissors. 
  • Cut leaf sections at a 45º angle. One leaf can be cut horizontally multiple times, and each cutting will grow its own roots. 
  • Place cuttings upright in clean water, refilling as needed.
  • Once roots have developed, pot in loose, succulent soil. 



Sansevieria Moonshines are one of the easiest plants to welcome to your home. Here are some possible issues you might run into:



Snake plants most commonly develop yellow leaves when the soil has been wet too long, due to overwatering or poor drainage. They prefer soil to dry out fully in between each watering and loose, well-draining soil. Yellow leaves can also occur due to a nutrient imbalance or with natural aging.



The Moonshine may develop brown leaves when exposed to direct sunlight or under very dry conditions. Check the soil moisture with your finger or a moisture meter. Dry, brittle soil is a sign of dehydration. 



Leaves begin to shrivel on a Snake Plant when the plant is thirsty. Water gets stored in the leaves, so wrinkles are a sign that storage is depleted. Mushy leaves on the other hand, are a sign of root rot, especially if the soil is wet. 



If your Moonshine is developing a green color and losing its silver sheen, the lighting is likely too dim for the pigment to properly develop. Low lighting and nutrition imbalances can both cause the leaf colors to dull. 

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