☘ Origin: Tropical Africa
☘ Family: Asparagus, Dracaena
☘ Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciat · Dracaena trifasciata · Futura robusta
☘ Common Name: Mother-in-law's Tongue
Symbolism: Snake Plant symbolizes Cleanliness and Tenacity which makes it perfect to be gifted to someone who loves nature. This plant makes as a perfect house warming gift indicating persistence and happiness.
Snake Plant prefers indirect but steady light with some direct sun. It can adapt to full sun conditions and will also survive low light situations.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Snake Plant does not like the soil to be wet. Let the soil dry between waterings. During the winter season, reduce watering to monthly, or when the soil is dry to the touch. Too much water can harm the plant.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
The average room humidity is perfect for Snake Plant consists of levels between 30 and 50%, which is the average humidity level of most homes. This means the Snake Plant often prefers the same environment as human-beings.
Snake Plant prefers warm environment with a temperature between (21°C-32°C). During the winter season, set the plant in a place where it will be protected from cold drafts. A temperature below (10°C) could harm the plant.
Feed twice a week during the growing season, with a Cactus fertilizer, or general purpose fertilizer. No need to fertilize during the winter.
Toxic to pets if ingested, it could cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
➕ Additional Tips
It is best to propagate Snake Plant during the growing season in the spring or summer. Dracaena plants can be divided easily during repotting. Additionally, new shoots might emerge from the soil and can be potted independently.
⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).