Sansevierias (also known as snake plants) are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. It’s this plant with its silky, spiky foliage that makes snake plants show up in so many design magazines. Throughout this article, you’ll find out about the 6 benefits of a snake plant. By the end of this article, you’ll probably want to run to the nearest plant shop and buy them.
1. Ideal for decoration
Snake plants have sword-like leaves that give them an impression of vitality, while a snake plant’s size varies from 1 to 4 feet high, along with a pattern of interesting leaves that can attract all attention. The aesthetics of the snake plant make it a great addition to any home decor.
2. Mental health booster
The snake plant can help boost your mental health, just as houseplants do. It has been proven that having a plant at home makes you calmer and more content. Besides, snake plants produce fresh oxygen that helps improve your mood and your energy level.
Furthermore, it is proven that caring for a plant can reduce your level of anxiety, boost self-esteem, and decrease the effects of stress on your body. It might be a temporary escape from your hectic and stressful life to water your snake plant or just simply watch it grow.
3. Air purifier
Due to the large surface area of snake plants’ leaves, one of the plants’ benefits is air purification. Among all the houseplants, it is known for producing the highest amount of oxygen. Its ability to convert carbon monoxide into oxygen in the dark makes the snake plant a good plant to keep in your bedroom at night. Sleep quality is also improved by oxygenation.
In addition to producing oxygen and absorbing toxic chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene, the snake plant also produces algal blooms.
4. Feng shui benefit
People believe the snake plant will bring them abundance, luck, financial prosperity, longevity, and strength. Why would you not wish for this blessing?
Many people believe this plant should not be kept indoors because of its aggressive energy. When your snake plants are placed in a suitable place, preferably a less-trafficked corner like the southeastern, southern, or eastern corners, its shiny foliage is believed to shield you from the negative Chi.
5. Low maintenance
Also, snake plants are easy to care for. Ideal for beginners or those with hectic schedules, the plant can stand some neglect. Water it only a couple times a week in the summer and once every 6 weeks in the winter for your snake plant to be healthy. Since it is drought tolerant, it is best to plant it in a well-drained mix or well-draining soil.
Despite being incredibly versatile, the snake plant thrives in both indirect sunlight and shadow. Even so, it still likes some medium light. The best place to put your plant is in rooms without a lot of windows.
Because the plant is highly resistant to pests, you will not need to worry that your plant will get sick.
6. Easy to propagate
Do you love your snake plant so much that you want to continue its legacy? Keep watered and give it a leaf or rhizome!
The leaf of your plant should be healthy, shiny, and not too old in order to propagate it. Then cut off the leaf and put it in a tall container so it can stand straight. Keep the cut end of the leaf in water. A small amount of water is enough to cover half of the tissues. Then you can place the container under indirect light, but remember to replace the water regularly. As soon as the root emerges from the leaf, you can place it in sand and take care of it normally.
Another way is to use the soil’s roots, called rhizomes, which are found beneath the surface. The ideal number of healthy leaves and three rhizomes per plant is recommended in order to breed healthy offspring. After you cut off the offset, you can leave it underwater for a month, so that it can grow enough roots. You can also take an offset and put it directly into a pot and into an airtight jar. The offset will grow faster that way.
Knowing the snake plants’ benefits that are mentioned above, it is a must-have house plant. You cannot compare a multifunctional plant that is great for decoration, reduces your stress, improves air quality, and protects your energy with minimum care required.
It is important to choose a good planter for your snake plant, which have a stunning visual appeal. We have fiberglass planters that are the best option. Your snake plants will not only stand out, but also easily fit into your interior design with their elegant design. Take a look and get ready to grow some snake plants!
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