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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 and Dracaena Star Canyon Granite
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 Fort Worth, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 21st, 2021
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Worth is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
October 21st, 2021
Fort Worth is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to decrease by 28% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.1 megajoules of energy per m2…
October 20th, 2021
This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of…
Snake Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ☀️.️
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.
October 19th, 2021
The growing potential in Fort Worth is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot …
What other plant parents say
A snake plant is another one of those great and indestructible beginner plants. It was one of my first real plants in college, and it’s still alive and thriving today. They grow pretty slow and don’t need a lot of watering, so try to go dry if you’re unsure. They also like to be root bound, so don’t give them a ton of extra space in the pot. They like it snug and dry, and they are wonderful air purifying plants. They do great in bathrooms, bedrooms, and low light areas as well as outside!