Snake plants make incredible houseplants, primarily because of their architectural beauty. These plants have stiff, upright leaves up to 3 or 4 feet tall. The Snake Plant has green banded leaves, while the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue features a yellow border.
It is widely used as house air purifying plants because of its ability to filter out poisonous gases like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air. They are also favorite bedroom plants for their ability to give out oxygen during the night.
How to Grow?
It’s easy to propagate snake plants from leaf cuttings. Select a healthy leaf and cut it off from the point it is joined to the stem. Select a long glass which can hold the leaf. Put the cut end of the leaf in water dipped till one-quarter length. Place the container in a shady position away from direct sunlight. Change the water every week. You will see roots in about 3-4 weeks. Transplant the leaf with roots in a good drainage potting medium.
Level of Care
Snake plants need little care. These low maintenance plants can often be seen in the corridors of living rooms and office spaces.
Snake plants are tolerant of low light conditions and can easily survive inside your living or bedroom. However,
Snake plants are hard to kill with underwatering. However, they can succumb to overwatering. Let the soil dry before watering it next. In the summers, you can water them every two weeks.
During winters, water these plants monthly.