Snake Plant (Sansevieria) Care Guide

Snake plants, which you may know as Sansevierias or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, have become very popular in the houseplant community. These are one of the best beginner’s houseplants for anyone who can’t keep their own plants alive. Use this go-to Snake Plant Sansevieria care guide whenever you need tips about growing, repotting, and propagating.

When it comes to durable plants, Snake Plants are at the top of the list. They can grow indoors or outdoors (in the right climate), in your living room, or on a balcony, and they can thrive in just about any environment. The notoriously dry air in our homes doesn’t seem to bother them at all!

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Snake Plant Care Guide

In general, Snake Plants are low maintenance, easy to grow, and a perfect choice for beginners. Below is a round-up of posts showing you ways to care for and grow a Sansevieria. It’s at all hard to do but there are a few key points to know. Snake Plants come in a variety of leaf forms, colors, and variegations. I have 7 of them in my home and appreciate the fact that they can handle the dry air in my home here in Tucson like champs. Plus, unlike my myriad of tropical houseplants, they require just the occasional watering.

How to Grow this Diehard Houseplant

Snake plants work fabulously as houseplants. In fact, they’re one of the easiest ones to manage and keep alive. You’ll love how simple it is to grow and care for Sansevieria. Hint: go easy on the watering.

a small snake plant sansevieria in a grow pot sits on a block in front of a rustic back ground

Answering Your Questions About Snake Plants

We commonly get questions on social media on how to care for snake plants. This guide answers the 10 most frequently asked questions we get about caring for Snake Plants.

5 small snake plants sansevierias in grow pots sit on a wall with a large cactus in the back ground

Ways To Propagate Snake Plants

After you’ve grown Snake Plants for a while, you can obtain even more through propagation. There are a few ways to propagate plants and Sansevierias are no different. Over the years, I’ve found division to be the best and easiest method.

2 snake plants sansevierias grow outdoors with 2 kalanchoes & an asparagus fern

Propagating Snake Plants: Leaf Cuttings In Soil

I tend to propagate by leaf cuttings more often than division. This method takes time but it isn’t hard to do. Once the leaf cuttings have been planted, they’re on the way and there’s not much to do.

How to Repot Snake Plants

Over the years, you may need to move your plants into a different pot as the roots grow. When I repot my Snake Plants, I use a special planting mix. You can learn more about how I repot the plant with its roots intact into a new pot. Hint: Sansevierias like to grow a bit tight in their pots so don’t rush to repot them.

A tall Snake Plant sits on a work table with the rhizomes & roots exposed. A terra cotta pot sits to the left & a yellow pot to the right.

Why Are My Snake Plant Leaves Falling Over?

From time to time you may find your Snake plant leaves falling over. This is especially true with the taller growing varieties. I’ll explain to you what causes it and how I’ve fixed it when it’s happened to my Snake Plants.

a mixed snake plant sansevieria pot sits on a walkway with desert plants in the background

Repotting Sansevieria Hahnii

Bird’s Nest Sansevieiras are as cute as can be. See how to repot a Sansevieria Hahnii including the soil mix to use and the steps to take.

close up of a a snake plant sansevieria hahnii jade in a red pot next to a piece of pyrite

How To Plant Small Snake Plants and Succulents In Small Pots

Sansevierias can grow well in small plants which is good news! There are all sorts of adorable small pots out there that can decorate an office desk or coffee table.

3 small colorful pots with snake plants sansevierias growing in them

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