Snakeplant

Snakeplants have been a popular choice for their striking looks and easy care. They recently have been declassified from the "sansevieria" genus to "dracaena". These plants are native to Africa, specifically Madagascar, and south Asia. If you want a set it and forget it plant, look no further!

Sansevieria snake plant

Easy Care Facts:

Lighting:

Snakeplants can grow in a variety of lighting situations. Optimally bright indirect light is best for faster growth (this plant is a slow grower in general), but it can maintain itself under low light conditions as well.

Water:

Let your snakeplant completely dry out before watering. Watering once every month is very common. Some environments can allow multiple months before watering. Overwatering can easily cause root rot. 

Fertilizing:

Utilize fertilizer twice a year on snakeplants.

Humidity:

Snakeplants's can thrive in dry environments. No extra humidity needed.

Temperature:

The ideal temperature in the day is 55-85 degrees F.

Toxicity:

Snakeplants are mildly toxic when ingested.

Large Snake Plant

Tips and Tricks

Repotting:

Snakeplants like to be root bound, so you won't have to repot very often. If the roots seem to be bulging or coming out of the drainage holes, it's time to repot. You can also divide your plant into multiples when repotting as well. 

Propagating:

Snakeplants can be propagated in a variety of ways. They grow pups which can be cut off of the mother plant with a sterile blade and repotted. You can also take cuttings from the foliage itself and place it in water. Roots will grow, and eventually a new pup will form.