Sansevieria Moonshine
Plant Care,  Propagation,  Snake Plants,  Succulents and Cacti

Sansevieria Moonshine

Welcome to our guide to the Sansevieria Moonshine all to you need to know about care and propagation…

Sansevieria Moonshine Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down.
Fertilizer:Dedicated succulent feed in warmer months.
Soil:A cactus and succulent compost.
Temperature:18°C-30°C (65-85°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Silver Snake Plant.
Common issues:Overwatering.


My favorite snake plant, the sansevieria moonshine is a real stunner and super easy to grow and propagate. I love the silvery green hues to it, I have a few in my collection.

See also: Sansevieria Moonshine for a full guide to caring for this plant, as well as our other posts: dracaena trifasciata care, and all our snake plant guides and FAQ articles can be found in our snake plant category.

Sansevieria Moonshine Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. They can tolerate some direct too, especially if slowly acclimatized.

How Often To Water

The soil needs to dry out fully before you water it again, check the soil weekly. Don’t be tempted to over water it, if unsure, leave it this time and come back in a week. If the leaves are getting soft you are probably overwatering it, if the edges are getting dry and crispy you are probably underwatering it.

Tip: they can get root rot if allowed to sit in wet soil for too long. Underwater rather than overwater! Keep it in terracotta if you are an overwaterer!

Propagating my sansevieria moonshine
Propagating my sansevieria moonshine


I don’t fertilize mine, they do not really need it but you can give them a dedicated cactus and succulent feed in the warmer months if you like.

Sansevieria Moonshine Soil

You need a really well draining and coarse soil, we recommend a dedicated cactus and succulent compost.

When to Repot

They grow slowly so won’t need repotting every year but check the roots yearly and if they get crowded give them a bigger pot.


They’ll be fine in most home and do not need any extra humidity. 40% is fine.


Aim for 18°C-30°C (65-85°F) in the day and a minimum of 10°C(50°F) at night.

How to Propagate Sansevieria Moonshine

Propagate Sansevieria Moonshine by cutting off a whole leaf, and then cutting it into sections about of about 5cm (2 inches). Make sure you remember which way up they were on the plant, you can mark them with a pencil. Then let them callous over for a few days. I root mine in water for two months, then pot them up in soil.

I go into much more detail about this in a separate post here: Sansevieria Moonshine Propagation.

marking the cutting

See also: Succulent Propagation (with pictures).

Sansevieria Moonshine Scientific Name

Dracaena Trifasciata Moonshine (Sansevieria was reclassified to dracaena).

Other Names

Silver Snake Plant.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is a common issue, especially when the temperature drop at the end of summer and the plant needs less water. Always check the soil first and make sure it is dry all the way down, if not, leave it another week.

Is Sansevieria Moonshine Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats if eaten, so keep them out the way. Seek vets advice if you think your pet has eaten any.

Sansevieria Moonshine Vs Silver Queen

The silver queen is a slightly lighter silver that the silver queen. The silver queen is thinner and slender.

Sansevieria Moonshine Vs Night Owl

The night owl is a light green sansevieria like the moonshine but the night owl shorter and has wider leaves.

Sansevieria Moonshine Growth Rate

These are slow growing plants, although they have moderate growth rate for a succulent.

Why Is My Sansevieria Moonshine Turning Yellow?

Yellow leaves show the plant’s stressed, which can be due to a few different issues, the most common issue is over watering.

How Fast Does Sansevieria Moonshine Grow?

They grow fairly slowly for a houseplant, but quickly for a sansevieria. It can grow a few new leaves each a year, depending on the size of the plant.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Succulent Soil, Coral Cactus, Blue Torch Cactus, African Milk Tree, Haworthiopsis Fasciata, Snake Plant Care.

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