Plant Care Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Also known as

Black Gold Snake Plant, Black Gold Snake Plant, Sansevieria Black Gold, Saint George's sword, mother-in-law's tongue, viper's bowstring hemp, Golden Birds Nest and Good Luck Plant

Taxonomy

Dracaena trifasciata 'Black Gold Superba'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Water

How often to water your Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Water needs for Mother-In-Law's Tongue
0.5 cups
every 12

Mother-In-Law's Tongue needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Black Gold Snake Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mother-In-Law's Tongue: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Mother-In-Law's Tongue 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 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mother-In-Law's Tongue: 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 Mother-In-Law's Tongue after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Mother-In-Law's Tongue


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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