Caring for a Snake Plant

A close view of a snake plant's leaves

Taking Care of Your snake-plant

Also known as "Mother-in-Law's Tongue" and Sansevieria, Snake Plants are striking, attractive plants that are very hardy. They are actually succulents and feature stiff, vertical leaves that resemble swords. The leaf colors vary but are typically green with horizontal bands of dark green with a bright yellow edge. Snake plants are great air-purifiers for your home.

Bright, indirect light

A Snake plant can also tolerate medium light and low light conditions, but its growth will be slower. For optimum growth, keep it in an area that receives bright, indirect light.

Water thoroughly and allow to dry out in between

Stick your finger, or a wooden chopstick, into the soil several inches down. If there is moisture, hold off on watering. If there is no moisture, give it a good pour focusing the water around the edge of the pot rather than directly onto the plant. Allow water to seep out of drainage holes and collect in the saucer. Wait around 10 minutes for draining to finish and then discard excess water. Do not overwater as the Snake plant is susceptible to root rot. During the winter months, water sparingly and allow the soil to almost completely dry out before watering.

Bring some green into your home now!

Follow these guidelines and watch your plants thrive and become cherished living decor in your home. Their vibrant color, freshness, and vitality provide daily health and well-being benefits that will make you feel like you are living in a garden paradise.