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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 and Sansevieria 'Tough Lady'
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 Eugene, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 30th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
December 3rd, 2021
Eugene is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to decrease by 32.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
December 4th, 2021
This month, Eugene is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.7 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 Eugene, Oregon ⛅.
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.
December 3rd, 2021
The growing potential in Eugene 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…
What other plant parents say
snake plants are the easiest plant ever. you can put them anywhere and they’ll thrive. they don’t need to be watered often and can tolerate wide ranges of humidity/dryness. one thing to look out for though, if you keep them in a corner or far away from a window, the leaves will grow very tall and thin rather than wide and sturdy, as you can see in this photo.
i stole this from my parents snake plant. i took 2 leaves from it and propagated them, i don’t think either had many roots cause i literally sliced it off 😀 then i propagated it for like 2 months (probably far too long but i forgot) then potted it and it grew so fast i had like 3 new leaves within a few months so honestly she’s thriving and looks so cute
Very easy to take care of. Only need to water it once every other week in the warm months and once a month in the cold months. Blooms quickly if you water it more than that but it won’t hurt it. You do have to make sure when you water it though you completely soak the soil and have a drainage hole and catcher so the roots can drain from the heavy soak and not get root rot.