Snake Plant Care Basics

Snake Plant Care Basics
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Hello my name is
Sansevieria

But my friends call me
Snake Plant


Snake plant is a hugely popular variety of house plant with over 70 varieties. It is known for being easy to care for due to its nutrient storing rhizomes under the soil. That’s where the magic happens! When there is drought OR when you forget to water for a whole month the rhizomes kick in allowing the plant to survive on stored nutrients.

New offshoots will pop out of the soil up from the rhizome, these can be easily be divided off to start a new plant. Other easy propagation methods are placing a cutting in water to root or placing a calloused over cutting directly in moist soil.

Somethings to love about Snake Plants:
— This plant an air-purifier, especially at night when the plant does its breathing
— Known for being tolerant of low light conditions
— Easy to propagate by division, water, soil!

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Snake Plant Care

Provide a well draining pot and allow to dry thoroughly between watering

Watering needs will vary depending on the season and light/temperature conditions.
In bright light and/or growing season I do a deep soak, every couple of weeks.

If the plant will be in very low light/artificial light be cautious, over saturated soil is the snake plants mortal enemy.

Bright indirect light is best - but low or artificial light will do.

Sansevieria has a reputation for being a plant that does well in low light, while it will tolerate low or artificial light, it’s not necessarily the ideal conditions for the plant.

A snake plant that is doing its best is getting some bright indirect sunlight for at least a few hours per day, just be careful of harsh direct rays.

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘moonshine’

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘moonshine’

Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii robusta

Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii robusta

 
Sansevieria trifasciata zeylanica

Sansevieria trifasciata zeylanica

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