Sansevierias (Snake Plants) are some of the toughest plants you can find. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties can put up with almost anything. They’re easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know. Keep reading for Snake Plant care as a houseplant – you’ll see how low maintenance they really are.
These plants aren’t favored by everyone because of their strong, bold look and tough, pointed leaves. They’re definitely not the soft, “touchy-feely” kind of plants but they certainly have character and present quite the silhouette.
Their modern, edgy feel appeals to me along with how easy they are to take care of. I now live in Tucson, Arizona where I have them growing in my home along with a couple in pots outside in the bright shade. The strong desert sun would fry them but they handle the dry air like champs.
These evergreen perennials are very long-lived, unlike some houseplants. If you’re looking for your own Snake Plant, there are many different species and varieties on the market with more being introduced each year
Snake Plants grown as houseplants average in height from 8″ to 7′. You can buy them in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14″ grow pots.
Easy does it with the watering. You want to be careful not to overdo it because your plant will rot out. Always make sure the soil is almost completely dry before thoroughly watering again.
Water your Snake Plants every 2-8 weeks. The watering schedule will vary for you depending on your home environment, type of soil mix, and pot size.
Even though Sansevierias prefer medium light (which is about 10′ away from the west or south window), they’ll also tolerate low light and high light. How versatile they are!
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