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How to Care for a White Sansevieria (Snake) Plant

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About Green Snake Plant

Originating from the desert lands of Africa, Asia, and Madagascar, Sansevieria is the most resilient of all houseplants and thrives under any condition - including the most forgetful of plant lovers. Its tall and narrow sword-shaped leaves wear mesmerizing swatches of silver and sage contrasting against a deep-forest green, ever so elegantly stealing the show. Not only is it easy on the eyes, White Sansevieria is a master air-purifier, removing allergens and toxins from the air we breathe, so keeping it goes a long way for our health.

How Often Should I Water My Green Snake Plant?

With easyplant, watering your Snake Plant is simple. Make sure to check the easyplant reservoir once every two months and fill it when empty, and you're all set!
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Green Snake Plant Light Needs

Snake Plants grow best in a well lit space with medium to bright light and can adapt to low light or spaces without natural light as well.
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Green Snake Plant Plant Care

White Sansevieria is very tolerant and hard to kill, making it an easy-care plant that will quickly bounce back from any mishap. To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month.

How Big Do Green Snake Plant Plants Grow?

Snake Plants grow slowly and steadily, with tall and narrow sword-shaped leaves pointing straight to the sky. They would typically grow about 4-12 inches each year, but the growth rate can vary significantly depending on the subspecies and cultivar. And just how tall do these beautiful plants grow? In the ideal conditions, Snake Plants can reach up to 8 feet tall.

Temperature & Humidity

The snake plant is a tropical, warmth-loving plant, which is notably adaptable when it comes to humidity levels, appreciating conditions anywhere from 40% to 60%. In its natural habitat, this unique plant has adapted to handle periods of drought, hence lower humidity levels are well-tolerated. The snake plant, while appreciating a boost in humidity, is not particularly demanding in terms of moisture levels. Nevertheless, ensuring that it’s not placed in overly dry conditions, particularly during winter when indoor heating can sap indoor air of its moisture, can contribute to its optimal growth and vitality. Enhancing humidity can be effectively achieved by grouping it with other plants or using a pebble tray, suitable for maintaining a comfortable environment for this plant.

Are Green Snake Plant Toxic for Pets & Kids?

Sansevieria may be moderately toxic if ingested, so be sure to keep away from curious children and pets, like cats and dogs

Troubleshooting Common Problems with Green Snake Plant

If you notice leaves becoming spotted in black or yellow, relocate the pot to a more brightly lit area. If you notice a leaf becoming weak or droopy, cut to remove the entire leaf and relocate the pot to a more brightly lit area. If you notice leaves becoming too long or leggy, relocate the pot to a less brightly lit area.

Frequently Asked Questions about Green Snake Plant Plant

  • Is a snake plant easy to take care of?
    Open Is a snake plant easy to take care of?
    Ready for some good news? Snake plants are among the easiest houseplants to care for. In fact, these beauties are considered excellent plants for beginners because they are very forgiving and require little maintenance once you find the perfect spot for them. And with easyplant, they’re that much easier!
  • Do snake plants need direct sunlight to grow?
    Open Do snake plants need direct sunlight to grow?
    In short, nope! Snake plants can grow in almost any condition, from bright light to almost no light at all. That being said, darker conditions will probably result in slower growth, while bright light exposure (once they’ve adjusted) tends to make these plants grow significantly faster. It’s also important to note that too much sunlight can actually burn their foliage.