The snake plant, commonly known by its scientific name Dracaena Trifasciata, is a popular hardy houseplant with stiff and sword-like leaves. It has a simple and unique form of leaves that make it look distinctive from the other kind of desert plant. It thrives in times of drought and doesn’t appreciate being soggy. It is a carefree and resilient houseplant, creating a bold and architectural touch in the home with its tall leaves and unique variegation.
There are important factors to follow to have a healthy growing snake plant.
Buying a snake plant is expected as a first step to having it at home. Snake plants are tolerant of most growing conditions. It is a perfect plant for beginners or people looking for an easy-growing houseplant. After buying from a garden shop or farm, the next step is to do the repotting.
Is repotting necessary? Yes! Ignore the “fact” that the plant is healthy and beautiful, but there might be some cases like the plant is healthy outside but not inside. There could be pests or insects hiding in the soil that you may not know. So, repotting could be a better idea when bringing the plant home after purchasing.
Snake plants are tolerant to drought; overwatering is a big no-no. Feeding too much water is one of the most common mistakes of growing snake plants. As being tolerant to drought, enough watering to snake plants will do. The scheduling depends on the condition of the soil mix. One tip to know the best time for watering is to check the soil mix completely dry.
One indication that the snake plant needs water is the visible wrinkles. Never wait for the plant to show wrinkles before you water them. There might be situations like underwatering snake plants kill them; underwatering causes root rot.
Some think any kind of soil mix is good for the snake plant. Although you have the option to have a DIY soil mix, there is one important to take note of: make a gritty soil mix. A gritty soil mix is the secret of healthy and happy growing snake plants. Sansevieria plants are prone to root rot and overwatering.
Sansevierias don’t require “full” sun exposure. Snake plants are adaptable to various light conditions. But, bright indirect light is preferable. Snake plants can live in darker spots, but expect it will not show its variegated color well. Direct sunlight leads to sunburn.
Seeing a healthy growing snake plant in the front yard for landscaping makes you interested in growing yours. As a beginner, growing a snake plant is a take-it-easy thing and not as challenging as growing succulents. All you need to do is to learn the top five care tips for growing snake plants at home.