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How To Keep Your Snake Plant Alive

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through a link and purchase a product, I may get a small commission. In an earlier post, I admitted that I could not grow houseplants. I went through quite a few of them and was devastated that I couldn’t keep even one of them alive. Someone […]

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through a link and purchase a product, I may get a small commission.

In an earlier post, I admitted that I could not grow houseplants. I went through quite a few of them and was devastated that I couldn’t keep even one of them alive.

Someone suggested that I try growing a snake plant. I did a little research and found that snake plants are perfect for beginning gardeners. However, the description included, “Hard to kill” which was on the care tags of all the other greenery that suffered the wrath of my black thumb.

I purchased a small one with the characteristic sword-like leaves with yellow edges. I read that the snake plant can grow 6 to 8 feet tall, prefer partial shade, and is drought resistant. Perfect!

Believe it or not, I now have TWO snake plants and both of them are growing nicely. I’ve included some of the tips that I followed, and I hope this helps you, too.

Tips For Growing A Snake Plant

1. Only water when the soil feels dry. As a result, there hasn’t been any root rot and the plant is thriving.

2.Snake plants do not have to have direct sunlight. They like to hang out in a spot with indirect sunlight.

3.I didn’t know a lot about soil. This is probably one of the reasons my previous gardening attempts failed. This time, I used a loose soil that drains well and it’s doing the job, but there’s a soil specifically for cactus that I heard works wonderfully as well.

4.I keep my snake plants in the living room where the temperature stays somewhere around 70 degrees year round. So far, so good.

In conclusion, I found the snake plant very easy to grow, and I hope you do, too.

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