Snake plant botanically known as Sansevieria belongs to the Lilly family. It has many names based on its shape; “Mother in Law’s tongue” is the funniest name of this plant which named due to the resemblance of the tongue with its longleaf.
Sansevieria is an excellent choice for indoor plantation as it is from one of the easiest plants to grow with minimal care.
About Snake Plant
|Common Name||Snake plant|
|Max. Height||42 inches|
|Poison Property||Poisonous to pets|
How to grow Sansevieria?
Growing snake plant is pretty easy and can plant outside your house in direct sunlight or one of your room’s corner.
Best Soil for snake plant
Recommended container or pot
Propagation of snake plant
There are two methods for the propagation of the snake plant::
- Rhizomes Method
- Leaf-Cutting Method (For potted propagation)
In the leaf-cutting process, we cut the leaf about 3 to 4 inches & put them into the soil about 1.5 inches in depth.
How to care spider plant?
Mother in law’s tongue is very sensitive to watering. Overwatering may kill evergreen snake plant. That’s why we recommend using a container which has a drainage hole at its bottom, It helps to carry out the excessive amount of water.
As mentioned, the snake plant requires less amount of water; there are some tips to water snake plant:
- Let the soil dry at least 2 to 3 inches between watering periods.
- Reduce watering in winter as they need water once or twice in winter months.
Light & humidity level for sansevieria plant
Snake plants don’t care about light. They can plant in direct sunlight as well as inside the house or office with normal room-lights. However, if you notice that leaves are becoming dull (rare case) then put them in direct light for some time to recover evergreen capability.
Average humidity is suitable for this plant.
Fertilizing for snake plant
Another good thing about this gentle-plant is they don’t demand fertilizers. But it’s nice to fertilize snake plant during the growing season.
You can use cactus fertilizer for snake plants.
Caring Tips for Snake Plant
|Light||Can be planted in direct sunlight as well as in the room’s corner|
|Temperature||40-95 Degree Fahrenheit|
5-35 degree Celsius
What are the Benefits of Spider Plant
Snake indoor plant looks pleasing & unique due to their mix shades of green & yellow color. Its nature-friendly colors and the pretty straight shape makes your eyes to feel comfortable.
Air purifying plant
It purifies the air by absorbing benzene, carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful toxins like xylene.
Sansevieria is a natural oxygen plant as it releases oxygen not only in day time but also during the night.
As snake plant absorbs many toxic gasses results not only in air purifying but also makes it as natural anti-allergenic for humans.