It can be tricky to grow houseplants. If you don’t have the perfect kind of conditions, it can be impossible to keep your plants alive and thriving! Trust me, I know it well! When I had my first apartment I killed off so many plants due to a lack of sunlight and the wrong temperatures. One of the only plants I was able to keep alive during my time living in my apartment were Snake Plants. They’re nearly impossible to kill and their rich green foliage color really brightens up dull corners in ANY room. If you, like me, struggle with growing houseplants, try your hand at growing Snake Plants today!
Also referred to as “Mother-In-Laws Tongue” Snake Plant is one of my favorite houseplants because it’s incredibly tolerant and quite showy. Expect your plant to get in between 1-8 feet tall and 6-inches to 3-feet wide. Foliage color is typically a greenish-silver.
How To Grow Snake Plant
Snake Plant isn’t too terribly picky about sunlight, just so long as it gets the right amount of water. If something were to kill your Snake Plant it would be overwatering and excess humidity. So be sure to let the soil completely dry out between waterings. Grow your Snake Plant in a small container or pot and fertilize once a month during the heavy growing season at a diluted strength. When growing Snake Plant, choose a well-draining soil to prevent the onset and spread of root rot. Place in indirect sunlight to provide the best growing conditions, and it even does well in dark, or even southern-facing corners of the home. Just so long as you don’t overwater this plant, you absolutely cannot kill it!
If the growing conditions are absolutely ideal, gardeners may even see the Snake Plant bloom! Snake Plant only blooms once every few years and doesn’t follow any sort of growing schedule or conditions, but they’re absolutely beautiful; boasting stunning white blossoms with a slight greenish tinge.
How To Propagate Snake Plant
Spread the Snake Plant love and propagate new plants from cuttings following this method:
-Cut a 3/4 inch section off of a leaf and place it inside some moist potting soil.
-Over the next few weeks, keep the soil evenly moist but not wet, keeping the cuttings in the soil until small platelets growing from the base of the cutting.