Pros and Cons of Snake Plants

You might recognize the sansevieria plant by another name, cue, mother-in-law's tongue, the snake plant, or the devil's tongue. While these names might sound familiar and funny, they are the best way to describe this funky and eclectic plant. Because of its spiky, long leaves creating attractive foliage, people flock to them for spaces of all kinds. Native to the tropical regions of Africa, exclusively in Madagascar and other steamy parts of Asia, enthusiasts of this plant enjoy its verdant look full of life. Even those less fortunate who lack a green thumb might have difficulty enjoying its splendors but need not worry. With no maintenance required, you can still jump on the trend and "get the look" with lifelike artificial plants. Inspired by nature, our realistic-looking artificial plant décor is perfect for everyone, no matter their lifestyle. Up your home décor today by adding a nature-inspired faux snake plant. Learn why interior designers are calling this the "it plant."

Why Are Sansevieria Plants Awesome?

Snake plants are fantastic, well, because they look cool. Horticulturists love their slender, long, wavy leaves with a variegated pattern, making it indeed a unique plant. Although, in contrast, all plants have their charm and charisma, the Sansevieria stands out because of its leaves. The vertical foliage differentiates itself from the garden, and non-plant parents always ask, what plant is this? They're relatively easy to grow, but if you have a puppy, cat, or a baby, it can become a hazard; fur babies and real babies tend to be curious. But luckily, you can still join team faux with a faux snake plant. Some of our artificial snake plants are "real to touch," meaning they're manufactured using a unique process to make them indistinguishable from the real thing. Or, to be more dramatic, our team always asks, is it real or Nearly Natural? Of course, you can't go wrong with a maintenance-free, faux snake plant.

How to decorate with fake snake plants?

Our interior designer has entered the chat. Did you know? Interior decorators and horticulturists design all our plants. Feel confident knowing you're receiving a high-quality faux tree at a great price, back to how to decorate with fake snake plants. We recommend using an artificial snake plant to fill a bare corner in your house. For example, many people enjoy adding it to baskets to elevate the look and add more height. When adding it to a basket, stuff the basket with newspaper to boost it, then you can cover it with moss or faux rocks. Think about which variegated pattern you like best; there are two types of artificial snake plants to choose from; one has yellow edges around the leaves, the other is more green.

Decide which one you like better; there's no wrong answer. If your space is more neutral and has soft colors, you might be turned off by the yellow, but we recommend going with a pick that you like. Once you decide on color, consider which size plant you want. Ranging in size from 12" to 74", you have the chance to decorate in any space you wish. Think about measuring your area to ensure you buy the right size for you to avoid returns.

Pros and Cons of Snake Plants


  1. Faux Snake Plants are a great choice for that have a hard time taking care of a live plant.
  2. Snake Plants save space. Their vertical foliage are perfect for tight areas and for those smaller living areas.
  3. The pattern on the sword like leaves are truly one-of-a-kind, making it stand out from the bunch.
  4. Some of our snake plants come in pots already, saving you the hassle of procuring a new one.
  5. No maintenance is needed. Even if you have a hard time caring for real plants, this faux alternative is a great choice for you.


  1. Real snake plants might be harmful to young children and pets, because of this, many people flock to tall snake plants.
  2. With faux you might be limited on the specific style and pattern you're aiming for.
  3. Some faux snake plants can't be places outdoor due to the weather and challenges the outdoors pose to the materials.
  4. While faux snake plants are incredibly lifelike, they do require some maintenance such as feather dusting about once a month to ensure longevity.
  5. Both real and faux have their challenges and its up to each individual to decide which one is best for their family and lifestyle

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