Snake plant is a common leafy ornamental plant. It tolerates shade, drought, and most soil types making it easy to care for and perfect for growing indoors.
Water and Hardiness
Snake plant originates from tropical regions of Africa and is therefore not cold-resistant. The best temperature for it to grow is between 15 - 30 Celsius. It is somewhat drought tolerant and only requires occasional watering, to keep the soil moist. Overwatering could drown its root system and cause the plant to rot and die.
Snake plant likes sufficient sunlight but is also tolerant of slightly shady environments. It needs a sufficient length of time in the sunlight but long periods of exposure to sunlight in the summer should be avoided. Otherwise, the gold-edged leaves seen in some varieties may turn white-edged. You should place snake plant indoors on a window sill with exposure to sunlight.
Snake plant is very adaptable. It doesn't require a specific soil type and grows well in sandy loam or humus soil with good drainage. When planting it at home, you can mix 2 parts leaf mold with 1 part garden soil to make a suitable mixture to grow in.
Snake plant can be planted in pots. Clay pots, which have better drainage and are breathable are recommended. Porcelain pots are not recommended because they are less permeable, despite their exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful looks. For snake plant, re-potting is recommended every 2-3 years, as well as replacing the soil and pruning, all of which benefit its regrowth in the following year.