About Mother-In-Law's Tongue
Records of Dracaena fossils have been found in Europe and North Africa, near the site of the Tethys Ocean, which existed 252 to 66 million years ago. More recently, snake plant leaves and stems have been used to treat fever, pain, bleeding, and inflammation throughout many cultures in Africa and India. 🤒
Dracaena trifasciata 'Black Gold Superba'
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
How to care for Mother-In-Law's Tongue
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.
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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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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.