Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

This plant is also known as a Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. It is at the top of my list of easy to care for plants! Sansevieria come in multiple varieties so you are sure to find one you like. A sweet vintage man I know found out about my budding love for plants and brought me one of these to call my own. It is so easy to care for. Propagation with these plants is so simple too! The mother plant will send a pup out near the base of the plant. All you have to do is repot it, simple as that.


Sansevierias are the Jack-of-all-trades when it comes to sun. They can withstand both low light and direct sunlight. They do best when they bathe in moderate to bright light.


This striking plant doesn’t need much water at all. If you over water it root rot can easily take over. Make sure that you let the soil dry out well before you water again. Water even less in the winter months. Snake Plants like to be left alone when it comes to watering. 


You really do not have to worry about extra humidity with these guys. They thrive almost anywhere.


Sansevierias can tolerate temperatures ranging from 55-85 degrees Fahrenheit or 12-30 degrees Celsius. Like most indoor plants, they do best in warmer conditions.


You can fertilize twice a year with an all purpose plant food and your plant will be one happy camper.


Sansevierias are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestions can lead to mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Be careful not to let your kiddos or pets eat this plant. 

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