Sansevieria Black Coral - Snake plant/Mother in laws tongue
If you're looking for a low maintenance houseplant is doesn't get much more low maintenance than a snake plant. Hardy and air purifying this plant also releases oxygen at night making it an ideal bedroom plant. The tall, thick leaves have beautiful light and dark green stripey markings.
Size: Nursery pot width 9cm, height 31cm.
Light: This plant can survive a multitude of different light environments, it will survive in low light but does best in bright, indirect light.
Water: This plant is drought tolerant, in terms of watering it should be treated like a cactus. Allow soil to fully dry out before watering and ensure adequate drainage. Water less in the winter to avoid the plant sitting in cold, damp soil.
Temperature: Average room temperature is fine avoiding draughts and sudden heat sources such as radiators and fires.
Humidity: Snake plants do not require any additional humidity but it may prove beneficial if grouped with other humidity loving plants.
Feed: Not essential but a dilute fertiliser can be used twice a year during the summer growth months.
Care tips: Keep away from small hands and paws as Sansevieria are toxic. Keep leaves dust free by wiping with a soft cloth. It is better to underwater this plant than overwater it if you're not sure in the beginning, try picking up the pot to see how heavy it is. A dry plant should be nice and light. Sansevieria prefer being on the tighter side in a pot so don't worry about repotting and never repot into anything more than an inch or so bigger.
Height & Growth rate: Generally, not a fast-growing species and the lower the light the slower the growth but cab attain heights of 5ft.
Origin: West Africa