Plant Care Snake Plant
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Snake Plant

4.9 out of 5 (235 experiences)

Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Mother-in-law's Tongue and Viper's Bowstring Hemp

Taxonomy

Dracaena trifasciata
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 186
Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 60
Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 55
Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 45
Snake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 26
Snake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Snake Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Snake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
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@Urbanjungle
Philadelphia, PA
Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Dopey by Urbanjungle on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

I love snake plants I have five of them. This particular snake plant was one I tried to rescue and he is a little dopey. But generally they grow so quickly. Tolerate being totally dry you do have to …

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Skylerdean avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Mando by Skylerdean on Greg, the plant care app
04/06/2021

the snake plant adds nice vertical green to any space. & this plant can survive through almost anything, needs low light and low water. definitely a plant i recommend to new plant parents or plant ki…

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@Misfityogim…
Fort Mill, SC
Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii by Misfityogimom on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

Alway a favorite plant to just fill an empty spot with. Prefers to be dried out between waterings. Like our favorite the ZZ plant, the Snake plant is a SLOW grower. It’s a survivor & won’t immedia…

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@Carly
Austin, TX
Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Love Plant by Carly on Greg, the plant care app
03/04/2021

This is a hardy thing. I once didn’t water it for over 6 months and it still came back. I don’t have to think about it a lot but it looks better every time I go check on it. Highly recommended for pl…

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Capejettymum avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Ziggy by Capejettymum on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

This is a wonderful plant when you want to clean your air and have unusual tall spikey leaves as a dramatic focal point. This plant doesn’t require lots of care- it’s drought tolerant and can handle …

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Sar e avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Stanley by Sar e on Greg, the plant care app
03/09/2021

It literally requires the most minimal effort of any plant I have ever owned. It sits by a north facing, shaded window and thrives with very little maintenance while still looking beautiful.

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@Lololiv
Unionville, ON
Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Deandra by Lololiv on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

This plant came home with the least amount of pests and she has large leaves that are easy to clean and to take care. I have also neglected her water once so far, she’s still thriving!

Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Draco Snakeo by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

Beautiful Snake plant, this one is called Laurentii. Formally known as Sansevieria, the Dracena Trifasciata c. laurentii is pretty, good for your air indoors and pretty hard to kill!

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Kevin by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

Super easy to care for! A staple houseplant for the modern green home 🏡 I treat my snake plant to direct sunlight ☀️ and it treats me with Samwise Gamgee level dependability.

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@Kait
Peachtree City, GA
Rating of the plant Snake Plant named Snake by Kait on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

i’ve literally had it in the darkest corner of my room for months and it still looks great. growth seems slow but it’s the closest thing to a fake plant while still living

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.

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.

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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 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Snake Plant in your home 🏡.

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.

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

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