Sansevieria or (san-se-vi-ah) in the Lily family, also known as one of the world’s most popular plants.
On the basis of molecular phylogenetic studies, Sansevieria has been included in the genus Dracaena…
…which is native to tropical Africa in particular, Madagascar, and southern Asia.
The 70 or so species formerly placed in the genus have been known by many common names…
…including mother-in-law’s tongue, devil’s tongue, jinn’s tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant, and snake tongue.
According to the APG III classification system, Dracaena is a member of the family Asparagaceae…
…subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae).
It has also been placed in the family Dracaenaceae.
With its durability, the Sansevieria makes an excellent choice for apartment dwellers…
…who typically have difficulty with houseplants due to limited lighting. They should take a good look at snake plants.
As the most tolerant of all decorative plants, Sansevieria can survive the harshest growing conditions…
…abuse and neglect. Simply put, sansevieria is a tough houseplant to kill.
Snake plants are versatile, classic houseplants with sword-like foliage.
The great thing about this plant is that it’s a great plant for forgetful gardeners…
…and it’s an excellent air purifier plant for indoor environments.
Despite being a resilient succulent that can grow from 6 inches to several feet…
…snake plants have a number of health benefits.
Household plants are often strategically placed for decoration and to maintain good feng shui.
But did you know that some of these same plants also have some health benefits?
You might be surprised to learn that snake plants bring both health benefits and beauty to your home.
Keep reading to discover the snake plant’s benefits, how to care for one, and how to keep it alive.
Here we have Jax story about his experience finding good temperature of snake plant.
Let’s us Jax’s story
I realized that I didn’t know what the good temperature for snake plant was.
I tried to Google it, but all of the articles were either too technical or too vague.
When I put in “good temperature for snake plant” into a search engine…
it brought up results on people naming their kids after snakes.
But nothing about caring for them. I couldn’t find anything specific so I picked one from my favorite book…
…and hoped that it would work out okay:
The Good Temperature of A Snake Plant is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Well after applying what I learnt before, now my snake plant can live happier and healthier than before!
Never thought that book can help me to recover my snake plant. Man, I’m feel so blessed.
If living indoors, snake plants prefer a temperature between 60 to 85 degrees. These plants can tolerate cooler and warmer temperature fluctuations and can handle a myriad of humidity levels. Average household humidity is ideal and they also do well if kept in your bathroom.Pamela Avila, writer, editor, and social media strategist Inseder.com
Here’s the things…
Snake Plant Varieties
Snake plants are familiar, popular houseplants. One of the most common types is the gold-edged green snake plant…
…Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’, with leaves that stand straight and tall as soldiers.
You’ll also find snake plants that are short with triangular leaves (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Gold Hahnii’)…
…along with ones where the leaves almost form a cup as they grow (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’).
Leaves might be solid green or boast a blend of variegated tones, including silver, gold, white and green.
Newer varieties include ‘Bantel’s Sensation’ snake plant, with 36-inch-tall green leaves variegated…
…with white and cream stripes, and the playful Glowee, with leaves that glow in the dark.
Don’t miss the round leaves of Cylindrica snake plant (Sansevieria cylindrica)…
…which rise from soil like pencils.
Best Plant on Earth!
The snake plant is native to Africa’s tropical western region, from Nigeria to Congo…
..where she goes by the scientific name Sansevieria trifasciata;
However, she goes by a variety of other names.
She is most recognized as “snake plant,” or “mother-in-law’s tongue” because of the shape…
…and the sharpness of her leaves.
In Brazil, they call her “Espada de São Jorge,” because she is associated with the sword of Saint George…
…and in Japan, they call her “Tiger’s tail.”
Like all famous people, the snake plant suffered criticism.
She was associated with bad luck. This is just a rumor.
In fact, the plant was cherished in ancient times and was believed to bring good luck in several countries.
In China, people who possessed this plant were subject to receiving eight virtue gifts from the Eight Gods…
…which includes Prosperity, Beauty, Long Life, Intelligence, Health, Art, Strength, and Poetry.
This plant will attract positive energy and good luck to your home…
…giving you a feeling of well-being and a feeling of security.
Extreme Tough Plant
The snake plant is very resistant to insect bites and humidity, and can go 2 to 3 weeks without being watered.
It prefers warmer climates as she was raised in extremely arid soils. Below 50°F can be dangerous.
Green beauty prefers to dry out before watering, so make sure to water it in moderation, especially during the winter.
It is the perfect plant for apartment dwellers because it does well in low light…
…or dark areas and can survive with a medium to indirect light.
Here’s the things…
Tips and Guide
Best Temperature To Grow Snake Plant
Plants grow best within an optimum range of temperatures; and the range can be wide or narrow depending on teh species.
Optimum temperature allow the plants to carry out life-sustaining chemical processes.
Snake is quite though in terms of enduring a wide range of temperature.
They can survive winters as cold as low as 5°C / 41°F. On the other hand…
…in extreme situation snake plant can get through out the hot summers with the temperature up to 104°F/40°C.
The best temperature to grow snake plant is between 21°C – 32°C / 70°F – 90°F.
This temperature range promotes healthy growth and can easily be maintained in homes…
…as well as in most other green houses.
Achieving this temperature can help us to care this plant in winter season.
In the research that has been conducted, has shown that the plant nutrition hugely influences…
…the sensitivity of snake plants too cool temperatures.
Excess application of Nitrogen markedly increase the level of chilling injury.
Snake plants flourish in a sunny window and direct light.
The more sunlight this tropical plant receives, the better it grows.
Indoors: If you are growing this plant indoors, you can place it in a north-facing window…
…or another low light location, but give it sunlight whenever you get the chance.
Outdoors: For an outdoor snake plant, try to place the plant in an area with plenty of light…
…you can’t really give this plant too much light.
However, if you have extreme cold or frost in your area, it is important you bring it inside.
These plants like warm climates and are susceptible to cold.
These are generally very forgiving plants and will survive in a wide range of light and temperature conditions.
The ideal temperature range is 60 to 80°F. Move your plant to a warmer location if the foliage turns yellow.
Too much exposure of heat can also bring bad situation for the plant it self.
perature might go below 55 degrees Fahrenheit can result in scarring of the leaves.
Because this condition is permanent, prevention is key.
Achieve this by keeping the snake plant in daytime temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit…
…and nighttime temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Last but not least…
How to cover up over temperature?
Small indoor plants are generally well protected from extreme temperatures.
However for outdoors plants, there are a few things that will keep them safe from harm condition:
- A thick layer of mulch can help insulate the plants roots from both heat and cold
- Sun shades over the outdoor gardens are beneficial to reduce sunlight
- Lightweight floating row covers can cover your plants without touching them
- Covering with sheets or blankets helps to keep warmth in avoid freezing during cold winter nights.
See having Snake plant is good choice for you to have! It’s cool, its famous, it’s easy to have and care!
What else do you need? In this pandemic time like this, is a good choice for you to have an new activity…
…and having snake plant is a good choice for you to have!
Last thing for sure. This plant need to be care carefully, remember plant need the “love” too.
Alright that’s all for today! Do you have any questions about all of this?
Or do you want to add some tips and guide choosing good temperature for snake plant?
Let me know your recommendation from the comment below.
I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!