Sansevieria like to dry out completely between waterings. The most common mistake made with these plants is overwatering. Even if your plant is placed in ample bright indirect light, you won’t need to water it more than once every 10 days (at most) during the growing season.
Keeping this in consideration, what is Sansevieria good for?
Remove toxic pollutants
Though in small contributions, snake plants can absorb cancer-causing pollutants, including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. With the ability to absorb and remove harmful toxins, snake plants can act as an effective defense against airborne allergies.
Keeping this in view, is Sansevieria an indoor plant?
Sansevierias are the perfect houseplants, given they don’t require a lot of water. They will grow best in bright, filtered light. Furthermore, they will also tolerate partial light conditions, so if they are in a darker corner in our home, you don’t need to worry too much.
Should I mist my snake plant?
Snake plants should not be misted at all. Being succulents, they prefer to remain dry. If we mist our snake plant, it is likely to make the foliage wet, resulting in root rot and pest problems in them. Snake plants thrive in average humidity levels ranging between 40-50%, and we must help the plant maintain the same.
Here are the signs of underwatered snake plant:
- Leaves wrinkling.
- Leaves falling over or drooping.
- Leaves curling.
- Brown leaf tips.
- Dry leaf edges.
- Soil is dry.
- Leaves turning yellow or brown.
- Roots and leaves are brittle.
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Sometimes the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue plant, also called the Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is considered a bad Feng Shui plant. However, this is not true, because the Snake Plant can bring very helpful feng shui energy when needed in specific areas of a home or office; this plant has strong protective energies.
The snake plant (also known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’) is a natural air purifier. It emits oxygen at night that helps you sleep better. It’s also known to remove some harmful chemicals from the air such as xylene, trichloroethylene, toluene, benzene and formaldehyde.
Sansevierias do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will do fine in low light areas and can also withstand full sun. Your Sansevieria does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the plant to rot.
Five to ten years
Repot the plant in a new pot with a drainage dish. Use new potting medium at a mixture of three parts peat to one part potting soil. Water thoroughly, discard any water left in the drainage dish after about an hour and only water again when the top 2 inches of soil are dry.
Look for dark green leaves to make sure your sansevieria is healthy. Dark leaves on a snake plant indicate that it is healthy and well-nourished. Leaves that have a yellowish tinge on the outer edge of the leaves or leaves that are pale and floppy could indicate that the plant is dying.
According to Reader’s Digest, all it takes is placing two large ice cubes at the base of your plant once a week to keep them happy and hydrated. This way the plant gets to suck up all that H2O slowly, but surely. Moreover, this will also help stave off any messy watering overflow that may occur.
Plants that produce Oxygen at Night:
Aloe Vera. Peepul. Snake plant. Areca Palm.