Loving your Snake Plant

The Sansevaria family is a staff favourite. Snake plants are among one of the hardest to kill while offering a unique texture and pattern to their leaves. Low light, high light, not humid, very humid; this plant will thrive!

 

Light – Snake plants need little light to grow. For a faster growing plant place in indirect bright light. The leaves can still burn so protect it from direct sun.

 

Water – Snake plants are succulents which means they store water in their leaves. The most common reason they die is over watering so let her dry out before you water again. Drain any and all excess water to prevent root rot.

 

Soil – Most indoor plants do well in a basic indoor plant mix. As long as it is well draining your Sansevaria will grow. When it is time to repot, usually when you notice it stop growing, make sure to plant in a size no larger then 2” in diameter.

 

Temperature – Keep your Snake plant away from drafts. This can make it dry out too fast and create stress. Keep at a temperature above 15°C.

 

Humidity – This plant does well in any kind of humidity but prefers is dry.

 

Regular Maintenance – Keep away from pets. Like most indoor tropicals, the Snake plant will increase the air quality in your home, just a little better then some. It’s very easy to overwater so if you notice yellowing, drooping, or greasy/slimy looking leaves, pull them out immediately and don’t water for a while.

July 20, 2021 — Jessica Girard
Tags: Plant Care

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