Snake Plant: Perfect Plant for the Beginner

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a very tough, durable and easy to grow plant which originally came from the tropical regions of West Africa.

It is a tall plant with stiff, fleshy, mottled green leaves that can grow up to 3 or 4 feet tall.   Whereas the Mother-in-Laws tongue is edged in yellow.

Since the plant is native to the tropics, it likes warmth but can survive in cool temperatures. It can tolerate low light and works great for decorating purposes.

This easy-care plant makes a great potted plant to brighten the home or office.

It is low maintenance, hardy and toughest among all houseplants, perfect indoor plant for busy people or the forgetful gardener.

Natural Air Cleaning Snake Plant

This plant is a natural defense tool against indoor air pollution. It improves the air quality by getting rid of toxins such as nitrogen oxide and formaldehyde.

Many of the items that we use every day such as plastic wallpaper, carpeting and rug pads, insulation, laminated counters, veneer furniture, plywood, cleaning supplies, air fresheners, adhesives, printers and copy machines contain volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) which are synthetic materials that "off-gas" toxins.

VOCs cannot be avoided because they are found in such a wide variety of the products in our indoor environment; however, you can take steps to make your air healthier by having this plant in your home. Place 2 mature snake plants in a 100 sq ft room to remove toxins from the air.

Another great quality of the Sansevieria is that it releases oxygen into the air at night, rather than consuming it like other plants commonly do --- perfect plant to put in your bedroom to get life-sustaining oxygen while you sleep.

It is easy-to-grow and Will thrive under most conditions except when overwatered. This plant will tolerate low light, dry air, and poor soil conditions; however, the plant will grow better and produce healthier leaf structure and coloration if placed in a bright location and fertilized properly.

Sansevieria  Plant Care Tips

Light: prefer moderate to bright light and it can also survive in low light (minimum light to read by).

Temperature: 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, but can tolerate temperatures as low as 40 degrees without damage.

Humidity: Low (tolerates dry air)

Watering: water thoroughly, then allow the soil to drain and empty excess water; then allow the top one inch of soil to dry slightly to touch between waterings. A well-draining potting mixture should be used. This is necessary to prevent root rot which can kill your plant.

Soil: Standard cacti and succulent potting mix

Fertilizer: All-purpose plant food during the growing season.

Propagation: Propagation can be done by leaf cuttings and by potting new shoots which emerge from the soil as spikes.

This plant is known to be toxic if eaten. Please keep it away from the reach of pets and children.