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SPOTLIGHT ON THE SNAKE PLANT

22nd January 2018



Commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue for its sharp leaves, the snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a stylish and practical indoor addition to the office or home. Its long, sword-like leaves make a statement, and it’s known as one of the hardiest plant varieties. It is also a fantastic air filter, removing toxins to improve indoor air quality.

Description:

The snake plant has tall, sword-like leaves that grow upright. It is a flowering plant, but tends not to flower indoors. The varieties of this succulent plant include gold- or white-edged leaves, or green- and grey-mottled leaves.

Light:

Keep in bright, indirect light.

Water:

Allow to dry out completely between watering.

Soil:

Plant in well-draining soil.

Fertiliser:

Feed it a mild fertiliser during the growing season (not in winter).

Expert tip:
The snake plant can easily be divided during repotting.

 

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