4.9 out of 5 (1847 experiences)
About Snake Plant
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. 🤒
Also known as
Mother-in-law's Tongue, Viper's Bowstring Hemp, Dracaena Star Canyon Granite, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria jacquinii and Ghost Snake Plant
How to care for Snake Plant
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 Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 29th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
November 29th, 2022
Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 32.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
November 30th, 2022
This month, Boston is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…
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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
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.
November 27th, 2022
The growing potential in Boston 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 best to r…