Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law Plant
“Snake Plant” is a very common succulent, and one that is perfect for beginners! It thrives on neglect, doing well in low-light, making it perfect for growing indoors.
Keeping this in view, how do you take care of a mother in law’s tongue plant?
Considering this, are mother in law’s tongue indoor or outdoor plants?
Is mother in law’s tongue the same as snake plant?
Snake plant benefits
The snake plant, commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere between 6 inches to several feet.
A mother-in-laws tongue plant will produce a flower stalk when it is mildly and continually stressed. This normally happens when the plant becomes root bound. The flowers will not hurt your plant, so enjoy the show. It may be several decades again before you see one again.
Mother-in-law’s tongue is an easy care plant. The root ball needs to stay a bit damp and in the winter a bit dryer. … Because of its succulent leaves, the Mother-in-law’s tongue can cope well with dry air. Give the plant enough light, it can even cope with full sun.
Since it’s a succulent, the Sansevieria is drought tolerant. So you should always err on the side of under-watering. Water it about once a month in the fall and winter, and a bit more often in the summer and spring.
7 Houseplant Pairing Ideas For Your Snake Plant!
- Bird of Paradise.
- Variegated Ivy.
- Mandevilla Plant.
Snake plants come in many varieties. Some are all green, but others have lovely variegation, or color, in the leaves. For example, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Gold Hahnii’ or ‘Black Gold’ feature broad yellow stripes, so they are beautiful when paired with yellow annuals such as petunias, calibrachoa, and marigolds.
My aunt had a colony of snake plants in every corner of her home and would never repot them until their root-bound rhizomes cracked their clay pots. However, it’s worth noting that you can easily break the plant up and divide it into multiples, each ready for a new home as an individual potted plant.