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Snake Plant

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dracaena trifasciata 'Laurentii' (FKA Sansevieria)

KNOWN AS: Sansevieria, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Viper's Bowstring Hemp, Saint George's Sword, Tiger's Tail

CLIMATE (LOCATION): West Africa | Tropical Savannah

DESCRIPTION: All snake plants have long, pointy spear or sword shaped leaves. The Laurentii variant, however, is distinguished by the unique streaky static-like variegation and striking yellow edges.

Snake Plant Care

Watering
Water your soil when it is 50% to 100% dry. Do not water your soil too much. In fact, you might even water it less in winter or in areas with less sunlight.
Lighting
This type of plant can adapt to most light conditions. But if they could choose, they would like bright, indirect light with a few hours of direct sunlight each day for a happy life.
Humidity
While not at all bothered about high humidity, your Snake Plant will appreciate the occasional misting, which helps remove dust from their leaves.
Temperature
This plant is comfortable in average indoor temperatures. However, if it feels cold drafts or is exposed to dry heat from vents, it may complain.
Toxicity
Snake Plant leaves are poisonous to pets and humans. Ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.
Propagation
You can propagate a Snake Plant with just one leaf. Cut the leaf at the base of the soil and then cut it into multiple sections horizontally. Put the upright leaf in water and roots will grow. If you have a variegated Snake Plant, like Laurentii, you can propagate it by division. Separate the dense clusters of leaves into multiple plants.
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Snake Plant Lighting Requirements: Full Sun (Bright Direct Light) & High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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