Our houseplant friends never forget their roots, and they’ll always be the most content when their surroundings mimic their natural environment. Originating in the deserts of Ethiopia, amongst other places, this plant gained its tongue in cheek name through the sharp point to its sweeping leaves. A fun plant for the designers among us, you can change the shade of colour in her leaves simply by moving her.
The closer to the window she is, the lighter she’ll be. In an odd contrast to her nickname she won’t hold neglect against you, and in fact welcomes it so if you’re a bit forgetful with your watering habits you’ll have a good friend in the sansevieria. She’s a slow grower but a vigorous one, and you might even see cracks appear in a pot if she wants to move house. She’ll reward you for that, though, by eventually growing up to a metre in height.
A little helping hand - With every houseplant we send out you get a handy little guide to help your new plant live its best life, including where they'll want to live and how often they like to drink.
As carefree as you can be
15 – 20cm
Approximately 40 – 50cm inc. pot
*Please note measurements are approximate and each plant will vary
When it comes to watering, less is better. She likes a dry mouth so a sip at a time will do, and never soak the soil. If you're giving your other plants a bath she won’t mind missing out, so just leave her to her own devises and water every 2 – 3 weeks.
Toxicity is the only area where this houseplant won’t agree with you. An upset stomach will be the most you’ll get but we really wouldn’t recommend the hassle. Keep her out of reach of pets and children just to be safe.
Nationwide Delivery: We accept orders Monday - Friday with deliveries Tuesday to Friday.
We do not ship nationwide on Saturdays or Sundays.
We offer two types of Nationwide shipping - either Express (delivery within 1 - 2 days) or Standard (delivery within 3 - 5 days). You will be offered either of these options at point of checkout.
All parcels are sent through Parcelforce and are delivered between 9am and 6pm on day of delivery. If you aren't at home when your parcel is delivered, a note will be left by your Parcelforce courier - you will need to organise a re-delivery or collection directly following instructions on the card (G&T is unable to do this for you).