Snake Plant Houseplant
The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a striking houseplant with deep emerald green leaves that boast up to heights of 4 feet. Its leaf denseness gives it the ability to spread by rhizomes. Its nickname, mother-in-law’s tongue, originates from its sharp, pointed, leaf tip. It hails from West Africa and makes a great patio plant during warm months.
There are several varieties of the vertical houseplant, from solid green to variegated yellow highlights. You can purchase small varieties for 4” pots or 10” tall plants to spruce up a bare corner of a room.
Another no-fuss plant, sansevieria (san(t)-sə-ˈvir-ē-ə) prefers dry conditions and dry soil. It is definitely a houseplant favorite! When it does require watering, don’t allow the water to remain at the bottom of your saucer and let it dry out completely before you water it again.
Mother-in law’s tongue prefers part shade, so feel to place it in your favorite spot and not worry about a constant light source. Remember, if you decide to set it outside in the summer months, pot it up in your favorite flowering planter and place it in a partly shaded area away from direct sunlight.
As a no-fuss favorite, the snake plant is content with a balanced soluble food for houseplants.
The leaves of the snake plant are poisonous if eaten. So be sure the little ones or pets don’t nibble on them. You can use Apple Bitter as a deterrent. Since it is foliage friendly, just spray it on the houseplant.
Overall, the snake plant houseplant is one of our favorite fuss-free species. Check out one of our recommended vendors below and add one to your home today.
Our Review of the Snake Plant
If you like a houseplant with a little height, the snake plant will make a great addition. Depending on its height, you can place it on a stand in a corner of the room or against all wall to add color (example). Either way, this no-fuss plant will look great in any room of your home.
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