The Sansevieria Trifasciata, otherwise known as the snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue plant is characterized by thick tall tongue-like leaves with varying patterns. This plant is incredibly easy to care for and incredibly difficult to kill. These plants originated in South Africa.
Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata
Nicknames: Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue
Origin: South Africa
Size: The Sansevieria Trifasciata can grow to be as tall as 4 feet tall.
Lighting: The snake plant can thrive in nearly any lighting. They grow fast and taller in brighter light.
Watering: The snake plant does well when neglected and is nearly impossible to kill. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering the Sansevieria Trifasciata as over-watering is the main way these plants die.
Fertilizing: Feed Sansevieria monthly while it is actively growing. Feed with a Cactus Plant food that is half diluted. Do not use a fertilizer that contains nitrates.
Temperature: Between 60°-85.° F.
Humidity: The snake plant does well in low humidity.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting soil, add sand for better drainage.
Potential Problems: The snake plant is not affected by house pests or disease.
Poison Information: Plant not very poisonous, level 1 toxicity.