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Sansevieria Snake plant – Mother-in-laws Tongue

An esteemed member of the Asparagaceae family, the Sansevieria, colloquially renowned as Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a charismatic plant species native to the verdant tropical and subtropical realms of West Africa. These lands, from Nigeria to the Congo, are marked by their moist, warm climates, but the adaptive Sansevieria can also thrive under the more measured rhythms of temperate zones, adding to its global appeal.

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Snake plant varieties - The Sansevieria plant family

Snake plant varieties - The Sansevieria plant family
Snake plant varieties - The Sansevieria plant family
Snake plant varieties - The Sansevieria plant family
Snake plant varieties - The Sansevieria plant family
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Sansevieria – Snake Plant / Mother In Laws Tongue Care Tips


Forget about the name, there’s nothing threatening about the Snake Plant, it’s one easy care plant, perfect for beginner plant owners!! From low-light to full sun, they’re one versatile plant that can thrive despite neglect. As a prolific air-purifying plant which works its magic at night, it’s a perfect plant for bedrooms.


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Snake Plant Introduction

The Snake Plant, Mother In Laws Tongue or Sansevieria is commonly assumed to be just one species the famous Sansevieria Laurentii but the family in fact includes over 70 species which we explore here. The plant family split into two major groups, hard-leaved, which typically grow in deserts and arid environments, mostly found in Africa, notably Madagascar and soft-leaved species which are found in sub-tropical and tropical environments, mostly in South Asia. The Snake Plant at large is famous as an easy care plant, with the most famous species of the family, the Sanseveria Laurentii, known to handle low-light environments all the way through to full sun and can go long stretches without water. Unlike many plants, it also produces oxygen at night making it a popular choice in bedrooms. The Snake Plant tends to have striking Architectural Forms which make it a great low-maintenance feature plant.

 

Snake Plant Light

Snake plants prefer indirect bright light with some direct morning sunlight. But they can adapt to full sun conditions and survive even in very low light conditions. This wide tolerance makes them a very easy care plant which is very versatile suiting most positions.

 

Snake Plant Soil

Snake plants although very easy care plants can be vulnerable to root rot, so a well-drained soil mixture works best. Pots with good drainage are important and terracotta pots can make a good option allowing excess water to evaporate.

 

Snake Plant Water

Allow the soil to dry between waterings. In winter, reduce watering to about once every month or whenever the soil feels dry. Generally, err on the side of less water rather than too much. Avoid overwatering and wet feet where root rot can develop.

 

Snake Plant Temperature and Humidity

Snake plants prefer warm environments and will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 10C (50 degrees Fahrenheit). Place the plant in a place protected from drafts. A temperature range of 20C to 32C (70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit) is optimal. They can be sensitive to frost and will recover slowly so if grown outdoors they’ll be best in a protected spot.

 

Snake Plant Fertilizer

Feed with a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season or a balanced liquid slow-release 10-10-10 fertilizer or a 20-20-20 fertilizer diluted to half strength. Do not fertilize in the winter.

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Snake Plant Toxicity

According to the ASPCA, this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. Chewing or ingestion can result in vomiting and diarrhea.

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Snake Plant Design Tips

Snake Plants have incredible striking and dramatic shards of foliage. These architectural forms, their low maintenance and lighting versatility make them popular with modern homes along fencelines and driveways. The iconic yellow and green of the Sansevieria Laurentii make them well suited to darker pots such as in charcoal grey or steel. But Snake Plants come in a wide array of colours and forms. Sansevieria Masoniana β€˜Shark Fin’ has become a popular Indoor Collectors Plants where the wide form is a unique showpiece plant. Others like Sansevieria Black Sword have a muted moody appearance and can go well in a minimalist or modern design setting.

 

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FAQ

Snake plants are well-known for being low-maintenance and simple to care for. They can withstand a wide range of light conditions as well as inconsistent watering. They are excellent choices for beginners or those who lack a green thumb.

Snake plants are drought-tolerant and like to be partially submerged rather than completely submerged. Allow the soil to completely dry between waterings. Depending on the environmental circumstances and soil moisture level, you should water them every 2-4 weeks.

While snake plants may withstand some direct sunshine, it is normally preferable to place them in indirect or filtered sunlight. Long durations of direct sunshine can cause the leaves to scorch or turn yellow. Most Snake plant types thrive in indirect or bright shade.

Snake plants are commonly propagated through division and leaf cuttings. To propagate by division, carefully divide the root-bound clusters into smaller plants, making that each new plant has attached roots. Take a healthy leaf and cut it into many portions to make leaf cuttings. Plant the parts upright in a well-draining potting mix. Both approaches can produce new Snake plants.

Snake plants provide various advantages for indoor spaces. They are well-known for their air-purifying properties, which include the removal of pollutants from the air and the improvement of indoor air quality. They also emit oxygen at night, making them appropriate for bedrooms. Furthermore, their distinct and appealing design lends aesthetic appeal to any place.

Depending on the species, snake plants can grow to heights of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm). Some compact cultivars remain shorter in height, while others might grow taller in ideal conditions. The size of the pot and the growth circumstances supplied can also influence the height.

Yes, snake plants can thrive in low-light environments, such as restrooms with limited natural light. In low light, they may not grow as rapidly, but they can still survive and preserve their beauty. Just make sure the bathroom has enough humidity, as Snake plants can endure a wide range of humidity levels.

If swallowed, snake plants are somewhat poisonous to pets. The plant's toxins can cause gastrointestinal distress, including vomiting and diarrhea. Keep the plant out of reach of pets and seek veterinarian attention if any signs of ingestion appear..
Individual care requirements may differ depending on the Snake plant kind and climatic conditions. Monitoring the plant's health and changing treatment as needed can assist assure its survival.

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