The snake plants is a type of succulent plant originally from Africa.
Snake plants are a type of succulent plants.
Nowadays people like to use succulent plants indoor or specifically on the desks.
It is obvious that internet has helped us see what’s the most suitable plant..
..we can put on our desk or even on our bed.
What about what to decorate outside?
Before we get to know more about decorations ideas
let’s get to know Luther’s story
I’m tired of seeing the same old plants in my garden every day, it gets so boring.
When I walk down to the local greenhouse..
..I can’t help but feel disappointed with all the options they have for me.
There’s nothing special or interesting there.
I was about to give up and go home when he saw a brightly-colored sign reading “Exotic and Rare Plants”.
Excitedly, I pushed through the door and walked inside.
I felt like my eyes were having a dance party as I looked at all of the different flowers that surrounded me.
They had colors ranging from bright green to deep reds that made them look almost edible!
I wandered around until find what seemed most appealing: snake plant.
Without any further thinking, I pick it up and taking some fertilizer and some stuff…
….for my gardening tools and then go to the cashier as soon as possible.
After that I walk out from the store and feeling super duper excited about it.
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When To Water The Snake Plants?
Overwatering is one of the most common problems encountered with snake plants.
These plants will develop root rot if the soil is soggy.
You don’t want to water too often.
Between waterings, let the dirt dry out.
Don’t rely on the surface of the soil to know when the water is needed.
Use a wooden chopstick or finger to stick into the soil.
Don’t do watering if you see soil stick to the chopstick.
If possible, water from the bottom of the pot.
The roots grow downward and deep to help the leaves.
How Much Sun Do You Need?
The snake plants requires medium-light, that is about 10 feet away from the west or south window..
..so Sansevierias will tolerate low light and high light.
The dark-leafed species and varieties are the ones you should buy in lower light conditions.
Plants patterned in low light will become less intense.
Snake Plants will burn in the sun, so be sure to keep them out of the window.
Do I Need To Fertilize It?
Snake plants doesn’t need much of fertilizer.
Unless you’re planning it to grow it for taller size..
..wants it to bloom or else you want to propagate it..
..or much better, you want to put it on Sansevieria Competition..
..you don’t need to put much fertilizer.
Something that you need to know, strong fertilizer might be harmful to the rhizome.
Pick a little of a bio-compost and that’s enough for approximately three months!
You might need to prune your snake plants once in awhile.
If you want to keep the leaves short, make sure that you prune your snake plants.
Other than it keeps the size of the plant, in case of attacked by thrips or bugs..
..you can heal it first with natural pests and cut it off.
Furthermore if it’s your first time taking care of the plant..
..irregular watering would make the leaves become yellow..
..and it’s time to prune all the bad leaves to keep your snake plants in a good shape!
Here’s the interesting part…
Snake Plants Benefits
Filter The Air
According to an abstract of the study published in Harvard University Extension..
..the snake plant is one of the most oxygen-creating houseplants.
It’s one of the best air-purifying houseplants, plus it’s nice and unique.
The green sturdy leaves is thick and the plant doesn’t have any stems it looks so artificial!
Making a small contribution to get rid of toxic air pollutants is one of the best benefits of the plant.
benzene, xylene, and toluene can be absorbed with other gasses.
Brings You Luck
According to Feng Shui, snake plants will bring you luck if you decide to keep it with you.
It believes that it resonates a good wave that will brings you prosperities and healthiness.
It is indeed scientifically proven to bring you health as said above!
An Excellent Decorations For Your Desk
There are types of Sansevieria that is great to put on your desk..
..small enough to enlightened your table.
It is suitable to put on your desk since nowadays we are used to work with electronics..
..such as computer, tablets, smart phones.
Snake plants are believer to absorb radiations from electricities.
Bio Degradable Crafts!
Do you know that snake plants could be made as crafts?
Yes, it’s an all-in-one plant!
The fibre of the plant could be extracted and then braided.
By the braided fibre you can make a bag, storages, and many more!
it looks pretty too!
Excellent Outdoor Decoration
Let’s talk about the main topic, the plant could be made as an outdoor decoration too!
Since the snake plants are able to absorb pollutants..
..there are a lot of people that put it outside of the house.
Could be as a decoration only and also it can be used as a sidewalk path decoration.
The sturdy sword looking leaves makes it look cool.
You don’t have to worry that it will trip your way since it stands up, especially the Sansevieria Trifisciata.
Other than the sidewalk path decoration, it can be put as a fence.
When you want to put a less-obvious looking fence..
.you can try on putting a snake plants where you want it to be.
There you go! Get the look and benefits, all-in-one with snake plants.
Snake plants is an all-in-one decoration!
Other than just the benefits, it can also used as a decoration indoor..
..more than that, you can also put it outdoor.
Choose your favorite type of snake plants and you’ll get the look that you’ve wanted!
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 planting snake plant outdoor?
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I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!
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