Sansevieria Moonshine Snake Plant

Sansevieria Moonshine Snake Plant Care

Without a doubt, Sansevieria Moonshine is one of the most spectacular Snake Plant varieties. Popular for its upright, broad leaves that boast a silvery-green shade. Reminiscent of the ethereal light of the moon, hence the name ‘Moonshine’. In fact, it appears to be a sport of Sansevieria ‘Silver Queen’.

Sansevieria Moonshine Snake Plant

Are you searching for the perfect house plant to brighten up your space? Look no further than the Sansevieria Moonshine.

To ensure optimal growth of your Moonshine Snake Plant, it is important to provide the right growing conditions and care.

Moonshine Snake Plant Light

Make sure to place your Sansevieria Moonshine in an area with optimal lighting requirements. Such as near a bright window or under a grow light. They thrive in bright, indirect light, making them perfect for indoor spaces.

Sansevieria Moonshine will tolerate low light levels. However, their leaves will turn a darker green color. It grows best in bright indirect light or morning sun. Additionally, it may even flower with plenty of bright morning sun.

Sansevieria Moonshine Watering

Always allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Significantly reduce waterings as temperatures dip in winter. In fact, it can literally tolerate months between watering. I prefer the soak and dry method with most Snake plant varieties, including Sansevieria Moonshine.

However, if you notice the leaves of your Moonshine are still a bit wrinkly even days after watering, you may need to completely saturate the soil. Sometimes when soil gets really dry it can actually repel water. In fact, it is possible that bottom watering is not getting all the soil mass wet and the roots aren’t getting the water you’re providing.

Therefore, put some room temperature water in the sink or a bowl. Have the water come up to the soil line and place your pot in. You may have to hold it to keep it from floating or tipping for a minute. Let it soak until air bubbles stop. Then pull it out and let the water drain. Then submerge it again. Do that a few times, until the water soaks into the pot quickly, showing it’s completely saturated.

Finally, let it drain really well and put it back into indirect light. It should perk up slowly over the next few weeks. Resist the urge to water again until the soil is completely dry. Moonshine snake plants do everything really slowly, including bounce back.


Moonshine Snake Plant is hardy to 30-32° F (-1 to -16° C). Although, they are in fact happiest in warmer temperatures. Aim for humidity levels between 40-60% to create an optimal environment for your Moonshine Snake Plant.


Snake plants don’t need much fertilizer, but they will grow more if you fertilize them during their growing season in the spring and summer. Use any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. Follow the directions on the product packaging as application rates and frequencies vary by brand.

Sansevieria Moonshine Flower

Moonshine Snake Plant is sturdy plant with a slow growth rate. Creamy white flowers with a hint of green, bloom on long flower stocks. Look for these lovely scented flowers in spring.

Sansevieria Moonshine vs Moonlight

Sansevieria Moonshine and Sansevieria Moonlight are actually two distinct varieties of the Sansevieria genus. In fact, Moonshine has a more compact size compared to Sansevieria Moonlight, which is taller and broader.

Another noticeable difference between the two is the variations in leaf color. Sansevieria Moonshine has cylindrical leaves that are a pale silvery-gray, with green hues. On the other hand, Moonlight has wider, spear-shaped leaves that are lighter green leaves with dark green stripes.

Sansevieria Moonshine Propagation

You can propagate your Moonshine Snake Plant by dividing the plant at the roots or by using leaf cuttings, and both methods are relatively easy to do. Below are some tips to help you successfully propagate your Sansevieria:

Root Division:

Select a healthy Sansevieria Moonshine plant that has multiple shoots. Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently separate the roots.
Make sure each divided portion has a good amount of roots attached.

Plant each divided portion in a well-draining potting mix and water lightly. Finally, place the pots in a spot with bright, indirect light.

Leaf cuttings:

First, select a healthy leaf from your Sansevieria Moonshine. Next, using a clean, sharp knife or garden shears, cut the leaf into several sections. Specifically around 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) long.
Then, plant the leaf cuttings in a well-draining potting mix, burying them about half an inch deep. Finally, keep the soil lightly moist and place the pot in a warm location with bright, indirect light.

Keep in mind, when propagated by leaf cuttings, it will revert to a snake plant similar to Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Robusta’. 

Best time for propagation:

Spring and summer are the best seasons to propagate Snake Plants as the plant is actively growing during this time.
Avoid propagating during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

Sansevieria Moonshine Snake Plant

Fun Fact: A winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Merit Award in 1993. 

Native to: Nigeria and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Sansevieria Moonshine (Trifasciata)

4” pot from California Tropicals

Moonshine Snake Plant Names

Also known as: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Moonshine’, Silver Sansevieria, Silver Snake Plant, Moonbeam Sansevieria, Futura Silver Offset, Sansevieria Silver Queen, Dracaena trifasciata Moonshine, Sansevieria Moonglow, Sansevieria moonlight, Moonshine Snake Plant, Silver Moon Sansevieria

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