Sansevieria moonshine

Mother-in-law's tongue; Snake plant; Viper's bowstring hemp

Why we love Apollo

He’s a plant anyone can take care of. He’s very relaxed about watering and light conditions. The perfect house guest.

Most light conditions
Almost unkillable
The patch promise

He’s a superb choice if you’re looking for a plant as a gift, because he looks impressive but is super low-maintenance.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Sansevieria Moonshine


Ghost snake plant; Mother-in-law's tongue; Viper's bowstring hemp

Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)


Pet/baby safe

Toxic if eaten

Nursery pot size


About Snake plants

Sansevieria Moonshine is a member of our Snake plant family (don't tell the others, but it's the rarest and most sought after member). If you’ve never heard of them before, they’re the ideal beginner plant. They’re close to impossible to kill. They thrive on neglect, responding best to the lightest of watering and then just being left alone. If you don’t get much natural light, no problem.

Low-key as they are, Snake plants have been treasured all over the world. In Nigeria, they’re associated with Ogun, the deity of war. In other parts of Africa, they’re connected to Oya, the bringer of storms. In China, they’re the ‘Tiger’s tail orchid’; in Japan, the ‘Tiger’s tail’; in Brazil, the ‘Sword of Saint George’; in Russia, ‘Pike’s tail’. Basically, this plant is pretty famous.

Did you know?

Another nickname for this plant is ‘Viper’s bowstring hemp’, because its strong fibres were once used to make strings for bows.