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How To Grow & Care For Snake Plants

By Aditya abhishek

Snake plants are great air purifying plant that you can grow indoors. It can filter air toxins such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene and Toluene from air. 

There are around 70 different species of snake plants native to Africa, Madagascar, and South Asia that you can grow in your home. 

Snake plants or Sansevieria is a low maintenance houseplant that you can grow and care very easily by following every points in this story. 

Tropical to sub-tropical climate or USDA Zones 9 to 11 is perfect for growing snake plants. In temperate climate you need to have room heater installed. 

Snake plant love well drained, sandy loam soil. You can prepare potting mix with 20% coco peat + 20% sand + 60% soil. Or use Cactus or Succulent potting mix. 

Avoid keeping snake plants under direct sunlight. Instead keep them un bright indirect sunlight. They can also survive under low light condition. 

Adding lot of water at once in snake plants can harm their roots. Therefore only water when soil completely dries. Make sure to have drainage holes at the bottom. 

Snake plants are not heavy feeders. You can add two tablespoon of tea leaf compost once after every 60 days for better growth. 

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