Plant care: Snake Plant

Posted by: Author scentandviolet July 5th, 2019

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Sansevieria, also known as snake plant  or mother-in-law’s tongue, is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants. It is native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia. The species mostly used in landscaping and as houseplant is Sansevieria trifasciata. 



Sansevieria is an evergreen perennial popular as houseplant for its tolerance of low light and irregular watering. Nasa Clean Air Study found it had great potential to filtrate air.

Care Instructions: Snake plant does not need to be watered frequently and should only be watered when the soil has dried out completely. They do well in soil that is well draining and is sandier. The roots can easily rot if watered too much or their soil is kept too wet. It is best to pour water directly on the soil at the base of the plant instead of in the center of the plant.

How to water Snake Plant (Sansevieria): Water all around and in between stalks. Let it drain well before returning to pot. 



Proper care of Snake Plant will give you strong and healthy plants 



Snake Plant is also very easy to propagate. Sansieveria grows from rhizomes  It can be propagated by: division or leaf cutting. 




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