Plant: Sansevieria Rare Varieties, Snake Plant

$12 to $225

Special specimen snake plants have, for the most part, the same easy going care and hardiness but with unique designs, shape, and colorings. 

Originally native to South Africa, the Sansevieria also goes by Snake Plant or Mother-in-law's Tongue and is one of the hardiest indoor plants available. It thrives on neglect and can also take a range of light, which makes it a good option for many homes and offices. This plant was also listed as one of NASA's top 10 best air purifying plants. They can remove benzene, formaldehyde, and other chemicals from the air.

 

LIGHT

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.

WATERING

Water a snake plant sparingly. It is better to underwater than to over water. Make sure to use a well-draining soil medium and ensure soil is dry at least 50% down between waterings. In the winter, when the plant goes through dormancy and receives less light, water the plant only 1-2x/month. 

HUMIDITY

Unimportant for all varieties of Sansevieria

FERTILIZER

When it comes to feeding a standard cactus or all-purpose fertilizer during the Summer months is perfect. Careful not to overdo it though.

TEMPERATURE

The ideal temperature range is 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Plant is toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.