There’s a reason why they are nicknamed The “Unkillable” Snake Plant. Sansevieria or the Snake Plant, sometimes referred to as Mother-in-law's tongue, is a super hardy plant and really doesn't need much attention. I’ve heard time and time again from Plant Owners that the more they leave their snake plants alone, the better they do.
Now those are the types of plants we love, and in fact this is one of the main reasons why I always suggest a snake plant as a great starter plant.
They are one of the Best Beginner Plants for New Plant Parents and (soon to be former) Plant Killers to gain some plant parenting confidence. Once you know you can keep a snake plant alive you can add other plants to your collection. And from there, I'm quite certain that you'll be adding more because plant addiction is a real thing. Just ask anyone with a few plants.
Here is what you need to know about Snake Plants and why they should be in everyone’s home.
They tolerate low light really well but thrive in indirect bright light so they can pretty much go anywhere. For example, if you have a dark hallway or a bedroom that doesn’t have a lot of light they are perfect to liven up the space but won’t die on you because they aren’t getting enough light.
Snake Plants only need to be watered every 2-4 weeks. In the summer months, the watering should be closer to every 2 weeks and in the winter it will be closer to every 4 as the soil will not dry out as quickly. Just be sure that the soil is dry before you water it again.
Always err on the side of under watering with these guys. They can handle missing a watering or two better than they can being overwatered. I'm going to say that again because it's super important with these guys. It's better to underwater a Snake Plant than over water. It can handle missing a watering or two and maybe even three.
Overwatering a Snake Plant (or any plant for that matter) will lead to root rot and eventually kill the plant. That's when you start to see the stems falling over and then you need to do a little plant resuscitation. Believe me, this becomes much more work so please neglect your Snake Plant rather than over water it.
Aside from the fact that Snake Plants are "unkillable" and can be put almost anywhere they have some other really great benefits as well.
Most people know that plants are air purifiers and some are better than others. Snake Plants remove toxins like formaldehyde from the air, but what is super special about these guys is that they give off oxygen at night.
So if you put these gorgeous beauties in your room you’re not only going to have purified air but you’re also going to get an oxygen boost for a better night’s sleep. Who doesn’t need that?!
So have I convinced you yet that you need to have a Snake Plant in your home?If not, just take my word for it and check out the latest Collection of Snake Plants that are a must have in any home or space.
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