Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Dwarf Laurentii’ Variegated Dwarf Snake Plant Care

Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii Dwarf is a smaller, more compact version of the larger Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’. A great looking dwarf with wide leaves and an air purifying houseplant. It hugs the ground creating a beautiful display in mass planting. The Variegated Dwarf Snake Plant is hardy, drought tolerant, and low maintenance. This particular variety will have a yellow outline along with its definitive dark green pattern towards the middle of each stalk.


Water the snake plant thoroughly to evenly moisten the soil surface. Allow the soil to dry in between waterings.


Grows in medium to low light but will thrive in bright light.


Does not require any extra humidity


70-90°F (21 to 32°C) Not cold hardy


Prefers a well draining potting soil


Use balanced liquid fertilizer in spring when new growth is evident. Dilute the product to about half-strength.


Plant grows up to 48″ (120 cm) tall

Special Features

Purifies the air


Green, dark green. grey-green with yellow edges

Scientific Name

Sansevieria Trifasciata Dwarf Laurentii or Dracaena Trifasciata Dwarf Laurentii 

Common Names

Dwarf Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Variegated Dwarf Dwarf Snake Plant, Good Luck Plant, Dwarf Laurentii Snake Plant, Dracaena trifasciata var. Laurentii dwarf


san-se-VEER-ee-uh try-fas-ee-AY-tuh law-REN-tee-eye or dra-SEE-nah try-fas-ee-AY-tuh law-REN-tee-eye


Mealy bugs/Spider mites

Common Problems

The Snake Plant is prone to root rot if overwatered.


Can be toxic to dogs and cats

Sansevieria species are low maintenance plants with a big contribution in improving air quality in living and working spaces. Variegated Snake Plants or Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’, will survive in a wide range of conditions. They tolerate the low light conditions  (60-80% shade) and are very drought tolerant. The Snake Plant is a very common succulent, and is a great choice for beginners. It thrives on neglect, doing well in low-light, making it perfect for offices and homes. A favorite among beginners and enthusiasts alike. Sansevieria has wide leaves that grow straight up, tapering to a point at the top.
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii” tends to need less water than other succulents. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Arrowhead Plants (Syngonium podophyllum) tolerate average room humidity. Prefers high humidity 60%-90%. To keep your Arrowhead happy, mist with water regularly.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ - Variegated Snake Plant
It’s hard to find a succulent that’s easier to care for than the Snake Plant. Grows in medium to low light but will thrive in bright light. Low-light conditions make it a perfect plant for an office, bedroom, guest room, or an area of your home that needs a little greenery. It also converts CO2 into oxygen at night, purifying the air while you sleep. Studies have shown Snake Plants also remove formaldehyde, benzene, and other chemicals from the air.
ansevieria dwarf laurentii
Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii Dwarf
Plant it in a pot with a well-draining sandy or cactus mixture. Any well draining potting medium will do as Snake Plants are not fussy about soil conditions. They tolerate a pH range of 4.5 to 8.5, with 5.5 to 7.5 being optimum.
Feed with a well-balanced liquid fertilizer in spring when new growth is evident. Dilute the product to about half-strength. Repeat the application in late summer. Follow the packaging instructions for proper amounts.
Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii Dwarf
Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Laurentii Dwarf'

How to Propagate Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ Snake Plant

Propagating Sansevieria is almost as easy as it is to grow. This can be done a few different ways. Watch our Snake Plant division and Water Propagation video here. Below we discuss a few propagation options.
Leaf Propagation
Remove a healthy leaf from the main plant and cut it into 2-3 inch sections. Make sure you remember which portion is supposed to be on top. Allow cuttings to callous for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
Water Propagation
Using sharp scissors, remove a healthy leaf from the main plant. Cut it into 2-3 inch sections. Fill a container with just enough water to cover the lower. Place in indirect light, changing the water every several days. Keep in mind that propagated cuttings of the Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii” will revert back to all green and will lose the yellow edging.
Sansevieria grow from  rhizomes (a root-like organ).This forms a large mass under the soil, where the leaves grow up from. The rhizome can be carefully divided using very sharp scissors.
Be sure the section removed has at least one healthy leaf growing from the rhizome. Allow it to dry for a day, then replant in well-draining soil. Wait to water until several days after planting. For more info on Snake Plant Propagation read our post here.
When your Snake Plant is not growing as fast as it should it may need some fresh soil. If it takes a while to drain out the plant pot’s drainage holes that could be another indication to swap out some more nutrient rich soil. Water gathering on the surface of the potting mix is also never a good sign. Repot every few years or when roots are very dense. Add fresh soil or fertilizer in between repotting.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ Variegated Snake Plant Flower
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ Variegated Snake Plant Flower


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