Snake Plants are native to Africa and have recently been reclassified as members of the Dracaena genus. They are robust and enduring plants that often thrive on neglect and with their stiff, vertical lance-shaped leaves and slow growth habits, are great for small spaces and darker corners.
While Snake Plants grow without any trouble in medium to low light but to thrive, they prefer bright indirect light.
All Snake Plants need to try out completely between waterings. They definitely don't see kindly to soil that stays soggy for long periods of time which can lead to root rot.
Their leaves can get a bit wrinkly when they are thirsty which is an indication that watering is required.
The soil should be loose and not densely packed to allow for free water drainage and oxygen supply to the roots. We recommend a cacti and succulent mix for your Snake Plant.
Snake Plants best thrive in temperatures above 18°C but can tolerate low temperatures for short periods of time during to the colder months of the year.
In winter keep them away from log burners or away from the path of the airflow from your heat pump.
Any average household humidity level is fine for Snake Plants and generally no additional humidity is required.
Along with the rest of your houseplants, your Snake Plants should be regularly fed with a well-balanced fertiliser.
During spring and summer this should be on a fortnightly basis while in winter when the plants are going into dormancy or are dormant once a month at half strength.
Snake Plants can be propagated from leaf cuttings.
They are quite easy to propagate with most propagation techniques including water or straight into soil.