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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 Irondequoit, New York.
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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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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.
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!