Also known as Mother-in-law’s Tongue and Saint George’s Sword, these are just a few of the Snake Plant’s many nicknames due to the sharp sword-like foliage design of its leaves.
Originating from Tropical West Africa, the Snake Plant thrives under rocky and dry regions, not needing much water to survive. That’s why it’s known to be durable and easy to care for, much suited for the forgetful gardener. It’s also an extremely effective natural air purifier, and is one of the one of the few plants that continue to produce oxygen at night, making it a great bedside plant.
Here are some pointers on how to care for the Snake Plant:
- Keep soil well drained
- Put under indirect sunlight
- Water every 2-6 weeks (Add enough water to keep soil moist!)