Plant Care Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Also known as

Snake Plant 'Laurentii'

Taxonomy

Dracaena trifasciata 'Laurentii'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Snake Plant

Water

How often to water your Snake Plant

Water needs for Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Snake Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Snake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Snake Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

43% Low

Growing Snake Plant in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Snake Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…

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Light needs for plant Snake Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.8% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Snake Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…

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Finding light for Snake Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Snake Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Snake Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Snake Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Snake Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Snake Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Snake Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Snake Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Indianapolis is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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Care Summary for Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Snake Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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