Snake plants, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue or sansevieria, have become increasingly popular, and rightly so. With their striking lines and hardiness, snake plants are the houseplants even black thumbs can keep alive. They also act as air purifiers to improve your home’s air quality.
Snake plant care is a cinch because these low-maintenance indoor plants are known to be difficult to kill—that’s code for “they can handle neglect and infrequent watering.” These unique low-light indoor plants with tall, wide sword-like green leaves are easy and simple plants to care for.
This plant can get by with very little natural light. Feel free to place it anywhere from on a nightstand to in a bathroom. Though it tolerates low light well, snake plant grows faster in bright light.
This plant can go several weeks without water. Only water it when the soil dries out completely and be careful not to over-water.
Temp & Humidity
These versatile plants don’t mind the dry or stale air in our homes and offices. They’ll also do well in bathrooms where the humidity tends to be much higher. They will tolerate a wide range of temperatures in our homes. If your house is comfortable for you, it’ll be so for your Snake Plants.
To give your Snake Plant a good foundation, use a balanced, organic liquid fertilizer once monthly during spring and summer.
All parts of the snake plant are mildly toxic to people and more toxic to pets.
Sad Plant Signs
The leaves of a snake plant will droop when they’ve gotten too much water! If the leaves have a wrinkled appearance or start to bend, it’s a surefire sign that your plant isn’t getting enough water.