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How to care for your Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

DATE:July 16, 2020BY:Little Pilea

Sansevieria is an evergreen plant with gorgeous leaf stripes that is native to South East Asian. The plant is one of the front-runners for the most tolerant house plant. Durability of these snake plants makes them an amazing choice for first-time plant-parents. Snake plant care is very straightforward. They are easy to care for and hard to kill. Unsurprisingly, they can still be in their good shape even with negligence.


Sansevierias do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will do fine in low light areas. Normally, their leaves will grow into darker green color if being kept in low light condition for extended period of time.

How to care for snake plant
The Classic Sansevieria Trifasciata

A Sansevieria does not need much water, and overwatering is actually a number one killer of these plants. Take extra care to keep their leaves dry when watering and allow the soil to dry in between waterings. Reduce watering down to once a month during the winter. Soft water or distilled water would be best for the snake plant. Having the snake plant in a well-drained pot is recommended to avoid root rot.

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The Rare Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado

Snake plant does well with temperature between 55°F-85°F. However, they prefer warmer temperatures given their origin from the tropical arid region.

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The African Spear Sansevieria Cylindrica

During spring and summer, you can feed your plant a diluted general houseplant fertilizer (at half strength) every two to three weeks to promote growth and healthy leaves.

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The Snake plant is toxic to pets and humans. Please always take extra caution and keep houseplants out of reach of children and pets.


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