First-time growers should consider snake plants. Their forgiving nature makes them very easy to grow, and they don’t require much maintenance or care either. Perhaps you are wondering if snake plants can grow outside where you live. I’ve studied snake plants a little bit, and in this post, I’ll tell you how to grow them.
Can Snake Plant Grow Outdoor?
Can snake plant grow outdoor? The answer is yes, Snake plants grow outdoor. In pots or in the ground, plants can be grown. The snake plant requires warmer temperatures, however. As a result, if you live in an area where the average temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, your snake plant may not survive outdoors.
It is possible to grow a snake plant outdoors, but there are certain things you need to know to ensure that it thrives. Continue reading to learn about the factors that influence a snake plant’s growth when planted outdoors.
Plants that grow in snakes are virtually indestructible. It is often difficult to grow snake plants because of how little water they require to grow. If you are planning to grow snake plants outside, there are additional considerations. Here are the most important things to take note of.
The snake plant is a tropical plant native to West Africa. This enables them to grow easily at any temperature from 55 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA Zones 8-11). Temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit are not conducive to their survival, since they are sensitive to cold.
Lighting changes are not too difficult for snake plants. Whether semi-shaded or fully lit up, they can live in any environment. You can certainly set them outside on the patio or in the garden even though they prefer bright, indirect light.
It is best to keep them away from direct sunlight, as it can dry them out if they are exposed to it for several hours at a time. It is also important to avoid areas that receive no lighting, as this can cause the plant’s leaves to wilt and eventually fall off. You should place your snake plant outdoors in an area that faces south or west, where it will receive both direct and indirect light throughout the day.
snake plants require very little water to survive, as mentioned earlier. As a matter of fact, they require very little. After the soil has dried completely, it is the best time to water snake plants. The amount of humidity outdoors will depend on the plant’s size and the plant’s condition. Two to six weeks are enough time for snake plants to survive without water.
If you plan to plant your snake plant outdoors, you will want to place it away from other plants that require more frequent watering or in a pot by itself (or with other tropical plants). When you look at the leaves of your snake plant, you’ll be able to see whether it is too dry. If you notice that the leaves are turning yellow or look wilted on the ends, chances are it’s time to water the plant.
As long as the soil mix drains well, snake plants can be grown outdoors in regular soil mixtures. Plant your snake plant outdoors in terracotta, porcelain, or ceramic pots. Ensure there are enough holes for drainage in the pot. Snake plants, succulents, and cacti can also be grown in soil especially designed for them.
Snake plants are known for their slow growth and don’t require repotting often. You may only need to repot them every five to ten years if you place them in an outdoor setting with low lighting. They may need to be repotted within two to five years if placed in an area with bright lighting. Although they prefer to be crowded, they can adapt to freedom of movement of the roots within their pots. During the winter months of the year, you may notice your outdoor snake plant becoming more crowded. This is perfectly normal and won’t hinder the plant’s growth.
Snake plants are also resistant to pests when grown outdoors, making them an ideal choice for outdoor gardens. If you don’t maintain the surrounding area at least to some degree, they can become susceptible to pest infestation, like any other house plant. The two most common types of pests on snake plants are mealybugs and spider mites. In both cases, if they are not removed promptly, your snake plant can become wilted and sick. They can be treated with neem oil or rubbing alcohol, but the most common method is to apply it to the leaves.