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Snake plants, previously scientifically named Sansevieria and now called Dracaena trifasciata, are also known as Mother in Law Tongue. Snake plants are one of the most tolerant plants you can grow and are perfect houseplants. According to NASA, snake plants can filter the air inside your home to remove toxins and improve air quality. Our snake plants for sale can grow in many lighting conditions and hardly need to be watered. It’s easy to grow a new snake plant from a cutting and, if you're really lucky, they can bloom small white fragrant flowers.
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How to Propagate a Snake Plant
It’s easy to propagate a snake plant from cutting. Take a snake plant leaf and submerge the bottom quarter in water and place in a location that gets bright indirect sunlight. Change out the water every other day until you see its roots start to grow. At this point you can plant the leaf in peat moss or a soft sand and water it to help it establish itself. Congrats! You’ve propagated a snake plant!
Are Snake Plants Toxic to Cats & Dogs?
Although very commonly grown indoors, snake plants are poisonous to cats and dogs, according to ASPCA. Snake plants contain saponins which can cause vomiting and diarrhea if chewed or ingested.
How to Care for Snake Plants
Snake plants are very easy to take care of and look after. Snake plants are one of the most resistant and resilient plants. Snake plants can tolerate a little direct sun. but they prefer to be placed in indirect sunlight.
They can do well in dry air climates and don’t like to be watered too much, especially in the winter. You can also fertilize them and wipe their leaves for dust every once in a while. Our Liquid Snake Plant Fertilizer is perfect!
How Often to Water Snake Plant
Snake plants only need to be watered every two weeks. Actually, it's good to let their soil dry out somewhat between waterings as this helps prevent root rot. Water from the bottom of the pot if possible and try not to overwater snake plants as it’s one of the few ways to kill them
How to Repot a Snake Plant
If you see the roots grow out of the drainage holes or if the snake plant is growing many small plantlings, it's time to repot your snake plant. It's easy to do! Prepare some coarse and well-draining soil and loosely fill ⅓ of a container.
Place the snake plant in the center of the pot and fill around the roots with extra mix until it is filled to an inch or two below the top without covering the crown of the snake plant. Lightly pat the soil to secure the snake plant in place and water thoroughly encourage the roots to grow. Place the snake plant in bright indirect light and voila! You've just repotted a snake plant!
Do Snake Plants Need Light
Snake plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. snake plants can tolerate some direct sunlight or a shady area but really prefer bright but indirect light.
Can Snake Plants Live Outside
Yes, snake plants can be planted outside and grown outdoors. Since snake plants are tolerant to all lighting conditions, you can plant them in the shade or in a container on your porch or patio.
How to Trim Snake Plant
Usually you only need to prune a snake plant to remove old foliage or when you want to resize and reshape it. Snake plants don't need to be trimmed too often. To prune a snake plant and remove damaged and mature leaves, cut the leaves off at the soil line until the plant is your preferred shape and size.
Do Snake Plants Flower
Yes, some varieties of snake plants can bloom! However it is very rare for snake plants to produce their flowers. Although there is no guaranteed way to make snake plants bloom, there are something you can do to help. First make sure it's getting consistent bright indirect sunlight. Make sure you’re watering your snake plant correctly, being careful not to overwater. You can also add some fertilizer with high phosphorus content. Do these things help improve the chances of your snake plant blooming but they don't guarantee it.