I have had this plant for many, many years. It is a cutting off of a plant that mother brought back from Alabama from Grandma Cottles’ house. It likes being rootbound and will fill up any container it is put in. Starting new plants is as easy as snapping off one of the little “babies” that pop up and putting in in soil. Keep moist until it gets established but these plants do not like to be over watered. They prefer moderate light to shade. In direct sunlight I have seen them get brown burn spots.
This plant is the ultimate low maintenance plant for people who claim they can’t grow anything. There are stories on the web about plants living in the same pot with little or no care for 20 – 30 years. They also talk about them blooming. Since I have never seen that, it is my new challenge with this plant. Let’s see if I can get it to bloom!
WARNING: This plant is poisonous if eaten. My cats have no interest in it at all.
This planting is in the House Plants garden .
Latest Milestone Repotted
Snake plant normally tends to reach to a mature height of 1.20 metres [imperial: 3.90 feet] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Try to apply water fairly sparingly.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8) is not within the ideal known range for Snake plant. The recommended range is between Zone 10 and 11. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.
Snake plant ideally needs a soil ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (acidic to alkaline soil), so check your soil acidity regularily.
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