The "snake plant" or "mother-in-law's tongue", which is actually called Sansevieria. Sansevieria are a type of succulent plant that are native to Africa and Asia. They have long, pointed leaves that grow upright and can reach up to several feet in height. The leaves are usually green, but can also have yellow or white stripes. Sansevieria are popular indoor plants because they are easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions.
Care Instructions for the "snake plant" or "mother-in-law's tongue", AKA. Sansevieria:
Watering: Sansevieria are drought-tolerant plants, so it's best to let the soil dry out between waterings. Water deeply but infrequently, and avoid getting water on the leaves as this can cause rot. In general, water about once every 2-3 weeks.
Light: Sansevieria prefer bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can burn the leaves.
Temperature: Sansevieria can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but prefer temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C). They can tolerate cooler temperatures, but should be protected from frost.
Soil: Sansevieria prefer well-draining soil, such as a cactus or succulent mix. They can also tolerate a range of soil types, including sandier soils.
Fertilizer: Sansevieria do not require frequent fertilization, but can benefit from a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once or twice a year during the growing season (spring and summer).
Repotting: Sansevieria prefer to be slightly pot-bound, so they do not need to be repotted often. When repotting, choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one, and use fresh soil.
Overall, Sansevieria are very easy to care for and are a great plant for beginners or for those with limited space and time. With the right care, they can live for many years and make a beautiful addition to any home or office.