Plant Care Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant

Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant

Also known as

African bowstring-hemp and Mother-in-law’s Tongue


Dracaena hyacinthoides

How to care for Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant


How often to water your Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant

Water needs for Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant 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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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant in your home

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

Bowstring-hemp 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 💪.

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How to fertilize Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bowstring-hemp 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 Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant

Bowstring-hemp Snake Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


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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