Sansevieria Robusta Snake Plant


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Are you looking to freshen up your home or office with a little green? The Snake Plant Black Robusta is one of the most popular house plants for a good reason. The Black Robusta can survive some negligence and low light settings and still prosper! This drought-resistant plant is part of the Dracaena family and goes by many nicknames such as Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Robusta and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. With unique nicknames like that, who wouldn’t want this hard-to-kill plant? The Snake Plant Black Robusta is even known to purify the air in return for all your love and care!

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Grows in low light conditions even though it prefers bright light like most of the plants.

Allow the soil to dry out before watering, then water thoroughly and allow to drain freely. Do not allow the plant to sit in water as this will cause root rot.

will thrive in temperatures of 55-85 degrees

Also Known As :
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Robusta’, Black Robusta Snake Plant, Mother In-Law’s Tongue
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Sansevieria Robusta

When it comes to finding the best houseplants for your home, very few can compete with the Sansevieria Robusta. If part of the name sounds familiar, you might have recognized it as one of the names for the Snake Plant!


The Robusta Snake plant is just as low maintenance as other snake plants but with its unique features. If you or someone you know is having trouble keeping plants alive for a long time, then the Sansevieria Robusta Plant is right for you!


There is so much to love about this plant, and this guide has everything you need to know to ensure this plant thrives in your home. Read on further to learn more about the Sansevieria Robusta!


What is a Sansevieria Robusta?

The Sansevieria Robusta plant is one of a couple of names for the Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘robusta’. This flowering plant belongs to the Dracaena genus, which is a member of the Asparagaceae family. Most Sansevierias are found in Africa, but the Robusta Snake Plant is a cultivar from India.


This plant is also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue, Saint George’s Sword, Snake Plant Sansevieria Robusta, and Viper’s Bowstring Hemp. Although the Robusta Snake plant has the same care requirements as the common snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentiis), its appearance is different.


Instead of having long leaves that grow upright, the Snake Plant Robusta has short, thick leaves that lay flat. The leaves bolster a leathery texture and appear like a flattened sword that slightly twists. The dark green leaves are striped with a lighter shade of grayish-green.


The Snake Plant Robusta is low maintenance and is easy to meet its care requirements. They are sturdy and built to handle neglect if needed. Here are some care tips to help your plant thrive for plenty of years.


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How to Care for the Sansevieria Robusta


  • Plant Size: The foliage varies from 16 to 36 inches in height when fully mature. It is normal for some leaves to be bigger than others. The leaves are a few inches wider than other snake plant varieties. A six-inch pot should be enough space to handle this plant’s growth.


  • Light: The more indirect bright light this plant, the more vibrant the leaves will look. Some homes or workspaces do not always receive the source of indirect sunlight. The Robusta Snake Plant can easily handle low light conditions.


  • How Often to Water: The soil needs to be completely dry before providing this plant with more water. Make sure its pot has drainage holes, so the water does not drown the roots. You can forget to water this plant for a few months, and it will survive because of it’s incredible drought tolerance.


  • Safe Temperatures to Thrive in: The Snake Plant Robusta is a versatile plant that can handle humid and dry environments. Its ideal temperature is anywhere between 70 to 90 degrees.


Why Choose a Sansevieria Robusta for Your Home?

The Snake Plant Robusta is a great ornamental houseplant to enhance your home and make it more lively. Our eyes are like magnets whenever there is something beautiful within our vision. Every time you or guests walk in, the first thing they will see is your beautiful Robusta Mother-in-Law’s Tongue plant.


Positives of the Sanseveria Robusta

Aside from appearances, the Snake Plant Robusta has a whole list of benefits it can provide you and your family. Here are a few positive effects these plants can provide.


  • Nourishes Personal Energy: For people who practice Feng Shui, it is believed that Snake Plants can provide protection from negative energy. You will also feel a sense of accomplishment and joy when you see your plant thrive from the care you provide it with.


  • Absorbs Indoor Toxins: A couple of types of houseplants can purify the air, but the Snake Plant Robusta is among the best of the best. These plants can absorb indoor pollutants that are common in many homes. According to a Harvard University study, Snake Plants are one of the best plants to produce oxygen.


  • Low Maintenance: Houseplants are becoming popular because of low maintenance, but the Snake Plants are among the sturdiest and most resilient. One of the reasons they can be drought-tolerant is because of the crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) process. This process allows plants to conserve water by keeping the pores on the leaves closed during the day.


These plants’ benefits are just confined to a home. They can bring their benefits and lovely appearances to any office or workplace!


Are Sansevieria Robusta Plants Good Indoors & Outdoors?

If you are a plant admirer, one plant is not enough. Keep your Robusta Sansevieria Plant indoors; it will make a great addition to your outside garden too!


The care requirements for these plants are the same indoors and outdoors, with a few differences. If you are planning to keep your plant outdoors, here are few things to consider.


  • Placement: Where you place your plant can determine how well it thrives. Avoid direct sunlight for too long, or the leaves can become scorched. The best place for the Snake Plant Robusta is in a well-shaded area that protects it from the weather and allows it to receive indirect bright light.


  • Weather: If you live in an area with snow and or plenty of rain, your Snake Plants might not survive an extended amount of time in those conditions. To avoid plant damage from frost or overwatering, keep it in a pot you can move indoors until unfavorable weather subsides.


  • Soil: Whether you keep it outdoors or indoors. Repot your plant once or twice every other year to provide it with fresh soil that will provide it with fresh nutrients.


wavy leaves in wooden container


Is the Sansevieria Robusta Pet and Children Friendly?

The Snake Plant Sansevieria Robusta is mildly toxic if accidentally ingested. If you have a curious puppy or an adventurous small child, place this plant somewhere they cannot reach it.


When these plants are accidentally eaten, your pet or small child may experience unwanted symptoms like minor tongue swelling, nausea, or vomiting. Contact the Animal Poison Control Center or your local hospital if your child or pet is experiencing symptoms for further treatment.


Sansevieria Robusta Plant Family Relatives

Snake Plants were once their genus until they became part of the Dracaenas. If you want to start collecting different Snake Plants, here are some plants to consider for your collection.


  • Sansevieria Trisfasciata ‘Laurentiis’: Probably one of the most commonly seen types of Snake Plant. Its long, sword-like leaves have green and gray stripes with a yellow outline around the leaf.


  • African Spear Plant (Sansevieria Cylindrica): The leaves on this plant grow fan-shaped from a rosette-patterned base. Its leaves can be braided to further enhance its appearance.


Plant Types That Are Similar to the Sansevieria Robusta Plant

Outside of the Snake Plant family, here are a few other indoor plants similar to your Robusta Snake Plant. One of the things these plants share in common is their ability to survive in low light conditions.


  • Trailing Jade Succulent: The dark emerald green leaves are oval-shaped, resembling coins. While stems on this plant trail down, perfect for hanging in a pot inside your home.


  • RattleSnake Calathea: The dark and light green markings on the leaves of this plant contribute to its snake-like appearance. The underside of the leaves comes colored in red and purple undertones.


Final Thoughts – Sansevieria Robusta

Do you have an upcoming event, and you lack a gift? Then the Sansevieria Robusta is the ultimate present for anyone who is seeking to become closer with nature. The Sansevieria Robusta requires easy care, and is a ornamental piece that livens any space it finds itself in. For you, your relatives, your best friends, this plant fun and worthwhile.


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