In this category, I provide comprehensive guidance on the indoor growing of Dracena, the perfect addition to your living space with its dramatic foliage. Expect to discover expert tips and practical advice on everything from proper planting, light requirements, and watering schedules, to troubleshooting common issues.
Snake Plants are not cacti, and they are succulents from a group called Asparagaceae, and Cacti come from the genus Cactaceae. The main difference is that Snake Plants have proper leaves, while cacti have areoles.
Snake plants have a chemical called Saponin that keeps mosquitoes away but NOT spider mites and mealybugs. Without proper care, bugs like aphids can attack your Sansevieria plant, and this plant will protect you from insects and the diseases they carry.
The cost of snake plants varies depending on the variety, vendor, and plant condition. On average, you can get a healthy plant for as low as $10, going up to $1000, and the most expensive varieties are often exotic or hybrids.
Snake plants thrive outside their natural habitat if kept in an ideal environment, having indirect sunlight or proper lighting conditions, adequate watering schedules, humidity, temperature, and correct soil and potting with drainage.
Sansevieria plants or snake plants live 5-10 years on average with some living as long as 25 years, given the right growing conditions. Growing snake plants indoors in favorable conditions may result in longevity beyond 25 years.
This plant species is most likely called Mother-In-Law’s Tongue because its leaves are pointed and sharp like the tongue of your mother-in-law. But there’s no official record of when, where, or how this colloquial name first came about.
Snake plants have low or almost insignificant toxic levels for humans. But if ingested in large doses, it will be poisonous and can cause vomiting and nausea, and it can cause numbness effect to your tongue and throat and make it swell.