The toughness of snake plants makes them a great choice for people with brown thumbs.
However, because this plant are so easy-going, it can be difficult to know where to place them…
…and how to take care of them.
One of the things this plant are known for is their tolerance to darkness.
However, can they grow well in sunlight? Here’s the answer.
This plant can thrive in any light, but they do best with at least five hours of indirect sunlight.
Although they can survive in direct sunlight, you should watch for signs of leaf burning.
In this post, we’ll explore LED lighting, the main factor in ensuring that your snake plant thrives.
We’ll also discuss other common lighting questions you might have when it comes to your snake plant.
Here we have story from Josh, about his experience having this plant that have been put in direct sunlight.
Let us hear Josh’s story
Josh and his girlfriend were busy planting some new plants around the house.
Josh had always been a fan of cacti, succulents, and other desert plants that could survive direct sunlight.
His girlfriend on the other hand was more interested in green leafy things with small white flowers.
The two grew to disagree over which types of plant would be best for their home’s environment…
...but they eventually came up with an idea. They would plant both kinds! This way they could take time out each day…
...to water all their plants before work or school got in the way.
So Josh choosing a snake plant for his plant collection because it really can survive from direct sunlight!
After 3 months having snake plant outside, this plant still hanging strong outside the door…
…and keep growing in unbelievable growth rate
Because snake plant likes all light types (it will happily withstand full sun as well as low light) you can plant it on your porch in the shade or out by the pool in full sun. Or in a planter with another tall tropical beauty, bird of paradise, like above.Karen Weir-Jimerson, author from costafarm.com
A Snake Plant Needs How Much Light?
In order for snake plants to thrive, they will need at least 5 hours of indirect sunlight.
At least five hours of indirect sunlight will provide enough energy for new growth.
This plant is very hardy and will survive in low-light conditions. However, their growth will be very slow without adequate light.
This plant cannot grow completely without light because light is required in order for them to create their food.
In general, give them more sunlight than they need. If you notice your mother-in-law’s tongue…
…is stretching when it’s exposed to low light, move it closer to the source of light.
Try not to put them directly in the window. While they should do fine, they will normally perform better…
…on a desk next to the window. The animals can live in well-lit areas as well as areas with little or no light.
However, they prefer bright indirect light, preferably coming from a window facing east.
Direct sunlight can wilt them quickly. For the room temperature, make sure the space is kept…
…at a temperature of at least 65 degrees and keep the light level high enough for the snake plant’s leaves…
…to stand upright instead of wilting and falling over.
New facts for you!
Do Snake Plants Grow Indoors?
As snake plants do not require much care, they can be placed in almost any room.
However, they are most popular in low light areas, such as a bathroom or a closet.
Ten feet from a south or west window is the optimal location for a snake plant.
It provides the plant with enough indirect light to keep its leaves from being burned.
According to feng shui, you have several choices when it comes to placing a snake plant indoors.
For feng shui, some of the best places to place a snake plant are the entrance, office, or bathroom.
An air-purifying snake plant would go well in any room you spend a lot of time in. Furthermore, they will tolerate humidity, but you should not overwater them in humid environments.
Choose a spot for your this plant and observe how it is growing. Is it growing slow? Try giving it more light. Are the leaves getting burnt? Put it further away from the light source.
It is possible to grow a snake plant outside if you live in a warm climate.
This plant will happily grow in the soil outside, or in a pot.
Is a Snake Plant Able to Grow in a Dark Room?
However, this plant do not require much light to grow, so artificial light may sometimes be sufficient.
Without light, snake plants cannot do much photosynthesis.
This means that while darkness will not kill them, they will grow at a slower rate.
It is possible to stimulate this plant growth by moving it to a room with more light for a few hours…
…if you have a this plant in a completely dark room, while also preventing it from stretching in a certain direction.
Similarly, if you have a room that doesn’t receive any natural light and do not want to change it…
…you can turn on artificial lights for a few hours.
Depending on the kind of lights you have, this might not be of much use but it is better than nothing.
This plant usually does not need a grow light, but you can still get one for it and make sure your plants get the proper amount of light.
Also great in dark rooms are ferns and spider plants. They can also grow well in bathrooms or in humid conditions.
In general, however, snake plants will usually manage to outdo other plants.
Last but not least…
When Does Your Snake Plant Need Water?
When in doubt, poke your finger a few inches into the soil and feel whether it feels damp.
If it does not feel damp, it is time to water your snake plant.
If a this plant develops brown tips, it probably needs more water.
However, err on the side of caution since snake plants can go many weeks without water.
Although snake plants grow in hot and humid climates, there is some disagreement as to whether they should be misted or not.
In general, if you are prone to overwatering your snake plants, you should probably not mist them.
Overwatering is a common problem for snake plants and other succulents.
In fact, overwatering is probably one of the main reasons why snake plants die.
Therefore, be sure to check the soil before you water it.
Snake plants like to be quite a root bound, so they will tend to have compact soil.
This can be avoided by aerating the soil, which will keep the roots more exposed to air and water.
Aerating your plants once a year or so is recommended
The roots of your snake plant will benefit from loose, freeflowing soil, so look for sand like soil for palms or succulents.
Snake plants are excellent hardy plants that thrive in many light conditions.
They thrive best in at least five hours of indirect light. So have fun with your hardy plant!
Alright that’s all for today! Do you have any questions about all of this?
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