Moonshine Snake Plant: 9 Illuminating Facts About This Succulent

 May 28th, 2024

Team LTG

Meet the Moonshine Snake Plant, a popular houseplant known for its elegant, silvery-green foliage and air-purifying abilities. But there's more to this succulent than meets the eye! 

Until recently, this plant was known as Sansevieria trifasciata, but in 2017, it was reclassified as Dracaena trifasciata. 

Scientific Name Change

The "Moonshine" name comes from the way its pale leaves seem to reflect moonlight, creating a soft, ethereal glow. 

Moonlight Glow

Perfect for forgetful plant parents! It tolerates low light and neglect better than most houseplants. 

Thrives in Low Light

NASA studies have shown that snake plants, including Moonshine, remove toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air. 

Air Purifier Extraordinaire

Don't overwater this succulent! It prefers its soil to dry out between waterings. 


Cut a leaf, let it callous, and pop it in water or soil. You'll have baby Moonshine plants in no time! 

Easy Propagation

Don't expect rapid growth. This plant takes time, but its longevity makes it a rewarding addition. 

Slow and Steady Growth

Believed to bring good luck and positive energy, often placed near entrances for prosperity. 

Symbolism and Feng Shui

Keep it away from furry friends! If ingested, it can cause nausea and vomiting in cats and dogs. 

Toxic to Pets