The Snake plant also called Dracaena trifasciata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George's sword, mother-in-law's tongue, etc. It is an evergreen perennial plant forming dense strands. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. Mature leaves are dark green with light gray-green cross-banding.
Snake is a hardy plant and is able to tolerate high temperatures with less watering needs.
Snake is known for its beautiful, thick, glossy green leaves. The unique appearance of the plant makes any garden space look sophisticated and elegant.
Snake is an easy-to-grow succulent plant and does well on its own. It is drought-tolerant and can easily survive a variety of lighting conditions.
Snake is an excellent air-purifying plant that absorbs harmful chemicals and gives out oxygen-rich air.
The soil for the Snake plant must be watered only when the top layer of the soil looks completely dry. This is because this plant is from an arid region and retains water in its leaves as well.
The Snake plant loves bright sunlight for at least 5-6 hours a day. However, during the months, it is best to keep it in an area where it is not directly exposed to extreme cold.
Snake is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight during the summer months. As the winters set in, protect the plant from frost.
Snake does not need much fertilizer. Adding vermicompost twice a year will be sufficient for this herbal beauty to thrive.
Keep pruning the Snake plant to encourage branch growth and give it more spread.
The Snake plant is not very prone to pest attacks. The few things to be mindful of are, that the plant does not like overwatering or standing water.
Water moderately, only when the topsoil looks completely dry. If placed indoors you can water it once in 3-4 days.
The Snake plant is considered to be lucky as it attracts good luck and is an excellent air purifier.
Snake plants prefer bright but indirect light. Keep them near a window with filtered sunlight for their happy place.
The Snake plant requires lots of sunlight as it is basically a plant of the desert.