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Snake Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Sansevieria

 

Snake Plant

Sansevieria are flowering plants native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia, and grown as houseplants in cooler climes. They do well with warmth and bright light, but will also tolerate shade. It is important that they are grown in well-draining compost and not over-watered , or they may rot.

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plant Features
  • Snake Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Snake Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Snake Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Snake Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Snake Plant

Latin name

Sansevieria

type

Succulent

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Snake Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Snake Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Snake Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Snake Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Snake Plant is 0.30meters x 0.60meters 0.30 M 0.60 M

Sansevieria

Sansevieria are flowering plants native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia, and grown as houseplants in cooler climes. They do well with warmth and bright light, but will also tolerate shade. It is important that they are grown in well-draining compost and not over-watered , or they may rot.


Planting in pots

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Snake plants do well in a good potting soil as they are not very demanding. Sansevierias are very “succulent“; “heavy plants” which hold lots of water in their leaves. It is often recommended to create a “heavy soil” by amending the potting mix with some sand otherwise as they grow in height, they will become top-heavy and can fall over!

 

Propogation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sansevierias propagate easily by division; since most varieties sucker freely, this is usually the preferred method of propagation. Snake plants propagate from leaf cuttings, clumps or rhizome cuttings.

 
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