Snake Plant also commonly known as Sansevieria is a remarkably easy to care for houseplant. Native to the tropics of West Africa, it's an ever increasingly popular indoor plant because of its near indestructible qualities and great air purifying power.
It's bold and clutter-free lines make it very popular and one of the plants of choice for architecture and interior design, especially in view of its reputation as an improver of indoor air quality.
Pet parents would do well to keep it out of reach from their dogs and cats. The Snake Plant does bite back if it's eaten. The plant contains Saponins which usually irritate and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
A lot of people believe the name comes from "Sand Snake", with its cacti like properties and appearance of a rising snake and it's not hard to see why. However the plant was actually named after Raimondo di Sangro, the Prince of San Seviero.
All Snake Plants like bright light with at least some direct sun for several hours a day, however they will still grow in any position (although a little bit slower) as long as it's not deep shade.
Water moderately from Spring to Autumn, significantly less in the Winter months because it does not need as much water then and you will reduce the possibility of your Snake Plant rotting from being over watered.
How to Care for the Snake Plant Recap:
Average Light: It's perfectly happy indoors with medium light.
Average Watering: Once every 10 days is enough.
Warm Temperature: It enjoys warm temperatures.
Average Feeding: Limited fertilizing once a year is sufficient.
- Keep away from pets as it is toxic if ingested.