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Snake Plant Care Instructions

Sansevieria superba

The Snake Plant is a hardy, durable plant that grows great in consistent, bright light but can withstand a little neglect if you forget a watering or have a home with less natural light. 

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COMMON NAMES

  • Snake Plant

Quick Snake Plant Stats

  • Snake Plants perform best in bright, sunny light. 
  • Snake Plants can grow in artificial light.
  • Water when the soil becomes dry, drench until water drains into saucer. 
  • Snake Plants are not pet-friendly and can cause vomiting.

Light Requirements

Your Sansevieria Superba will grow best with consistent, bright sunny light. Many people put their Sansevieria Superba in a window. This plant can tolerate less sunny areas and can live in artificial light.

Water Requirements

Water when the soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so as not to drown the roots. The worst thing you can do to your Snake Plant is to overwater it. 

Humidity Preference

Your Snake plant will appreciate you misting its leaves to help to keep the pests (damaging insects) from making themselves at home on the leaves. Snake plants can tolerate low humidity levels well.

Optimum Temperature

The Sansevieria Superba enjoys average room temperatures of 50-85 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 50 degrees, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts.

Plant Food

For best results, feed your plant every month during the spring and summer with diluted liquid fertilizer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Additional Care

Sansevieria Superba requires little additional care and typically does not require pruning except to remove old leaves as they fade.

Toxicity

Sansevieria Superba is considered toxic. Ingestion may cause a stomach upset.

The Snake Plant was featured in the March Pink Moon 2020 Lunarly Box.

 

If you have further questions or if the plant just isn’t thriving, contact us at Hello@Lunarly.com