Snake Plant in Terracotta Pot - copy
Design details : This handsome hunk is planted in a long ribbed terracota pot.
Snake Plant (Sansevaria) : This is a very low-maintenance houseplant that is primarily grown for its resplendent leaves. It is a very hardy plant and can tolerate over-watering and under-watering as well as over exposure and under exposure to sun. Mudfingers recommends this for new gardeners. This plant is planted in a round ribbed terracota pot.
Light: Thrives well in full sun as well as partial shade. When kept in full sun, the plant tends to flower (not too eye-catchy) as well as a shine is seen in the leaves.
Soil: Very well drained sandy mixture.
Watering: Very drought tolerant plant. Water once in 3-4 days during summers and once a week in winters.
Feeding: A weak all purpose feed once in 2 months is more than sufficient during the growing months of spring.
Repotting: The snake plant does not enjoy being re-potted very often, so re-pot only when the pot cracks from growth. They're best potted within a clay pot that can crack once maximum growth space within the pot is used.
Propagation: Very easy to propagate. Divide the plant during re-potting.
Speed of Growth: Slow
Flowers: Well cared plants give forth white colored flowers.
Tips: Air purifitying: While all plants purify air-borne toxins the snake plant is among the top plant's tested and added to a list by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for removing, benzene, formaldehyde and other harmful toxins.