Sansevieria Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue
Some of the easiest plants to grow, the majestic Snake Plants take a lot of abuse and still look great. They feature exceptional green, sword-like leaf blades with decorative markings and edges in shades of white, yellow, silver and green. Their blades can be 6-35″ tall, depending upon variety. Long time favorites of interior designers, they instantly jazz up spaces.
Fantastic as houseplants indoors or outdoors, they make unique specimens. Grown for their fascinating leaf blades, plants rarely bloom indoors, with years going by without a blossom. Snake Plants are known to bloom when the plants are a little stressed, maybe not enough water or root bound. Creamy white scented flowers appear on long flower stalks. An air purifying plant, it removes toxins from the air, and unlike many plants, viper’s bowstring converts C02 into oxygen at night, making it an excellent plant for bedrooms.
Easy to grow, they prefer bright, indirect light, with no direct sun. Tolerant of very low light.
Plant in well-draining, good potting soil. Fertilize plants occasionally when they are actively growing, usually April through Aug, following fertilizer manufacturer’s directions. Water consistently, letting plants dry out in between waterings. Very tolerant of dry conditions. It’s hard to kill these wonders, these plants are very forgiving for missed waterings. Avoid getting water in the center of the plants, where the leaf blades meet, and on the foliage. Overwatering and not letting plants dry out between waterings will kill plants. Plants will require less water during fall and winter months. Plants prefer warm temperatures and should not be moved outdoors until night temperatures are at least 60 degrees or more.
Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.