Sansevieria Silver Princess

A Beginner's Guide to Sansevieria Silver Princess Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Asparagaceae  
Common Name: Silver Princess Sansevieria, Silver Hahnii, Silver Bird’s Nest Sansevieria  
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Silver Princess'

Present your pad with a touch of class - the Sansevieria Silver Princess! This easy-care snake plant brings a silver glow to any interior, making it perfect for gifting or any space in need of a classy upgrade. Fancy that! 

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Sansevieria Silver Princess prefers bright, indirect light. You should place it by a window that has filtered sunlight. Be sure to avoid exposing your plant to the direct sunlight for long periods of time, especially when it is hot in the afternoon. Too much exposure to the direct sunlight can cause leaf burning and damage the plant. We suggest that you occasionally consider rotating your plant. This will be beneficial to all the sides of the plant – ensuring they all receive the right amount of light.


Sansevieria Silver Princess plants have low watering needs. This plant is a drought-tolerant plant.  You can water your plant every two to four weeks in the growing season. Ensure that you don’t overwater this plant, as that can lead to root rot. In the fall and winter months, you should reduce how much you water your plant.


Your Sansevieria Silver Princess thrives most in a well-draining soil that lets water to easily pass through. You can make a soil mix for your plant with a regular potting soil and adding perlite or coarse sand to help with the drainage. Don’t allow your plant to be in soil that is too soggy for long periods of time, as this plant is susceptible to root rot. For optimal growth, the pH level that you should aim for is between 6.0 and 7.0. The soil should be loose and airy, to let oxygen to reach the roots of the plant.


Average to warm temperatures for a Sansevieria Silver Princess plant are best. The best range for this plant is between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t let your plant in too cold of temperatures. Any temperature that is below 50 degrees can be harmful to the plant. It could even lead to slower growth for your plant. As much as you should avoid too cold of temperatures, also protect your plant from heat sources like heaters or radiators. Heat sources can dry out or scorch the leaves.


Sansevieria Silver Princess plants have low humidity needs. This plant is well-adapted to average indoor humidity levels. The indoor humidity range that your plant will do best in ranges from 30% to 60%. To increase humidity levels, you can mist the leaves of your plant occasionally, group plants together, provide a humidity tray, and use a humidifier. 


Low fertilizing requirements for the Sansevieria Silver Princess! This plant doesn’t need to be fertilized frequently. If you want to fertilize your plant, the best time do it is in the spring and summer months. You can fertilize your plant by diluting it to half or one-quarter of the suggested dosage on the packages label. You can apply this once a month (during spring and summer). Don’t fertilize your plant in the cooler months like fall and winter, as they don’t require as many nutrients.

Growth Rate

Sansevieria Silver Princess plants can reach a mature height that ranges of 2 to 4 feet, though this can vary. This plant doesn’t grow very fast. It’s known for its slow to moderate growth rate. Your plants growth rate is dependent on various factors such as light, temperature, watering, fertilization, pot size, plus the plants overall health and wellness. 

Pet Friend or Foe

A Sansevieria Silver Princess plant is considered mildly toxic to pets! Foe! 

Pro Tips

  1. You should repot your Sansevieria Silver Princess every couple of years. Usually, spring is the best time to repot your plant.
  2. Use a pot that is slightly bigger than the root ball, as this plant prefer being slightly root bound and can do well in small pots.
  3. Ensure there is good air circulation, which can help prevent moisture related issues.
  4. Rotating your plant from time to time can help with even growth!

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