The average lifespan of a snake plant is five to ten years; however, they can live up to 25 years or more.
Snake plants, also known as “Mother-in-Tongue” Law’s and Sansevieria, are popular for their low maintenance. This succulent plant is easy to grow and is ideal for beginners.
Make sure your sansevieria is healthy by looking for dark green leaves. A snake plant with dark leaves is healthy and well-nourished.
Overwatering can cause rotting, so keep a snake plant in a well-drained pot. Water the soil only when it is completely dry. Indirect sunlight is preferable. Snake plants thrive in partial sunlight, but they can also grow in darker corners or brighter window areas.
Every 2-3 days is sufficient. You can also feel the soil and water your plant if it is dry or crumbly. If you have a larger snake plant, you may need to water it more frequently.
Snake plant maintenance is simple. Water when the soil dries out to keep the plant looking its best. Touching the soil once a week is the best way to tell when your plant needs watering. It’s time to water when the top inch of soil feels dry.
Snake plant does not require frequent pruning. However if you notice any damaged leaves, just cut them at the base. This will allow for space for new growth.
Snake plants should be repotted every 2 to 3 years. However, in some cases, you may have to wait up to 6 years. It is entirely dependent on the plant’s growth rate and the size of the pot. Meanwhile, just make sure the plants in their pots appear healthy.
A snake plant prefers light loamy soil that not only drains well but also has a pH range of 5.5 to 7.0.
Snake plants are known to grow well in shady places indoor with low light. Although they can take in a bit of direct natural sunlight, they are now known for adapting to indoors.