A beautiful snake plant in a striking silvery green color, the moonshine snake plant is a new take on the standard hardy plant so many of us have come to love. With all the same benefits and a mix of new advantages, you should absolutely invest in bringing a moonshine snake plant into your home or office to brighten up your space, enhance positive vibes, and even purify the air.
You can place this plant, also known by its Latin name, Dracaena trifasciata ‘Moonshine,’ virtually anywhere, and it is incredibly hard to kill, so you really can’t go wrong.
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A Moonshine Snake Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices
Considered a succulent plant, the moonshine snake plant is great for your home or office. It will sit in pretty much any corner, on a table, or in a window if it doesn’t get too much bright light, allowing you to forget about it every once in a while.
I have had friends who swear they forgot about their snake plant for months, and that gorgeous greenery just kept on thriving. While it may not demand anything from you, it gives in spades.
The air around your moonshine snake plant will be cleaner and clearer thanks to this foliage’s ability to remove toxins from the air and produce oxygen. It really is a win/win situation.
Are Moonshine Snake Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?
Succulents are generally thought of as offering good feng shui flow to a room, and the moonshine snake plant is no exception. Because it is hardy, it represents longevity and strength, and its vibrant green color symbolizes renewal and regeneration along with fresh energy.
Feng shui also calls for various shades of green in each room, so the silvery green of this plant will serve as a unique shade.
To dive a bit deeper into the intricate and fascinating details of feng shui, I have linked this master class article on how to use feng shui.
Are Moonshine Snake Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?
The moonshine snake plant is one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain, much like other snake plants. With a little light, a little water, and a little love, you’re good to go.
How Do Moonshine Snake Plants Grow?
Native to Africa, the moonshine snake plant grows well in lower-light settings as it would normally grow on the floor of a forest or jungle with plenty of tree shade above. It is not picky about soil or fertilizer. It really just wants to get enough water and light to live its best, quiet life for you to admire.
What Kind of Soil Does a Moonshine Snake Plant Need?
The one thing a moonshine snake plant will not tolerate is root rot. As a succulent, it will hold a lot of water for a long time, so you will need to choose a porous and well-draining soil.
You might even want to choose a pot that allows water to escape more quickly. A succulent or cactus soil should be just fine.
How Much Light Does a Moonshine Snake Plant Need?
The moonshine snake plant will tolerate low light, medium light, and even bright light if it is acclimated well. This light should usually come from indirect sources, so a plant in a corner, on a table near the window, or a windowsill that is well shaded would do just fine.
Just pay attention to the leaves. If they are crisping up, move the plant further away from the light. If they are wilting, move the plant closer to the light.
How Much Water Does a Moonshine Snake Plant Need?
Remember, root rot will be your only real concern with the moonshine snake plant, so be sure not to overwater it. In general, the snake plant likes water once a week, or even every two weeks, more in the summer and less in the winter. Also, the more light your plant gets, the more water it will need.
You can tell when your plant needs water by sticking your finger 2 inches into the soil. If it is moist, you can leave it. If it is dried out, water the plant.
It is tough, though not impossible to recover a waterlogged plant or one that has dried out to the point of stiffness. To help you understand more about watering, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoiding these watering mistakes.
Other Conditions that Are Important to a Moonshine Snake Plant
It is also helpful to note that the moonshine snake plant enjoys low to no humidity, so don’t keep it in the bathroom or the kitchen, where it might get waterlogged just from all the moisture in the air. A nice dry location is ideal.
Moonshine Snake Plant Decorating Ideas
The best decorating tips for a moonshine snake plant include placing it in a thin aluminum or tin material or in a terra cotta pot. You can create a succulent garden or give this plant its own corner or dedicated space on your desk.
While it won’t grow rapidly, the moonshine snake plant will eventually grow as tall as 4 feet at full maturity, so plan for a relatively large plant to fill in a corner or a large spot under your window. You can decorate around this foliage with other succulents, or even with some cool African or desert art.
Do Fake Moonshine Snake Plants Look Real?
Real moonshine snake plants almost look fake, so if you’re wondering if you can forget about buying real and just go with a fake plant, it will totally look real! But remember, this plant is so easy to care for, you should at least give it a try first.
Worst case scenario, you invest in a fake one and call it a day. You’ll still reap most of the benefits of this pretty succulent.
Wondering if you’ll be off trend with a fake plant? Check out this article on whether fake plants are tacky. In any event, you can’t lose with a moonshine snake plant.
What do you think? Do you have any best tips or tricks for decorating with a moonshine snake plant? Let me know in the comments.