Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Sansevieria

 

Common Name: Snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue, viper’s bowstring hemp

 

Mature Size: Indoor growth typically maxes out at 4 feet in height

 

Sun Exposure: Indirect sun to low light. Very adaptive and forgiving plants as they will manage in full sun or dim locations.

 

Soil Type: Prefer drier environments, so snake plants can be potted in standard indoor plant potting mix with added sand and a rock bottom or potted with a cactus/succulent mix. 

 

Water: Lean towards less water and allow the soil to dry between waterings. Reduce in the winter months. 

 

Temperature: Maintain standard home temperatures, but prefer warmer conditions. 

 

Potting/Repotting: Repot in the spring with fresh soil, once you notice roots poking out the bottom of the pot. 

 

Fertilizer: Feed with a standard houseplant fertilizer during growing season. 

 

Propagation: Easily propagated by division, which is best done when repotting, or by leaf cuttings. 

 

Toxicity: Moderately toxic to people and animals!

 

Fact: Quick growers- make sure you pick a pot that is sturdy enough to hold the strong roots.