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Snake Plant

Snake Plant Laurentii - Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' 13cm KokodamaSnake Plant Laurentii & Eco Coconut Pot | Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Laurentii'
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Snake Plant Laurentii & Eco Coconut Pot

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Brief Background and Snake Plant Benefits

Did you know that there are 70 different species of snake plants? It also has a handful of other names like Saint George's sword, mother-in-law's tongue, and viper's bowstring hemp. The snake plant gets the latter nickname because it has been used to make bowstrings!

As for its other nicknames, they’re quite descriptive, aren't they? The snake plant does have sharp and sword-shaped leaves. The leaves often grow vertically and are usually quite stiff. The leaves of the snake plant are lush, green, and beautiful! 

The snake plant is considered an ornamental plant and can be kept indoors and outdoors. That usually depends on the climate. It’s great for beginners because it’s robust and can be left alone for long periods of time before needing water. Some are even known to live for 2 to 8 weeks without water.

You can get large snake plants or small ones if you like. Bloombox Club has quite a selection of snake plants for sale online. Check them out now!

Caring For A Snake Plant

Snake plants in the UK can thrive in any light condition, ranging from low to high. While small and large snake plants alike can grow more with good light, the nono would be placing them in spaces with bright, direct sunlight. You’ll notice the leaves of your snake plant start to get burn marks if they’re put in direct sunlight.

On the topic of burn marks, you can actually prune your snake plant to remove those. Brown tips can be safely removed as they are considered “dead” already.

Snake plants are pretty low-maintenance plants. As a general rule, you should try not to overwater your snake plants and only water them if you notice their soil to be dry. That said, some snake plants can go without water for weeks at a time.

Generally, snake plants are toxic for pets to some degree. Just be sure to keep an eye out for your pets’ nibbly habits! If your furry friend is the type to not be interested in foliage, then maybe you can get one without the added stress!

Check Out Our Most Popular Snake Plants

We mentioned earlier that there are tons of snake plant benefits and snake plant varieties. We don’t have time to go over every single one, but we did come up with a short list of some noteworthy ones! 

  • Fernwood Mikado - The Fernwood Mikado is a wonderful snake plant! This is a bit unique because its leaves are slimmer compared to other snake plant varieties and they have tiger-like stripes. It’s quite rare to find Fernwood Mikados so consider getting one if you do come across one.
  • Zeylanica - Quite the perfect representation for most snake plants, the Zeylanica is low-maintenance and robust. A lot of newbie plant parents start off with this one. It’s quite hard to “kill” this plant. So, if you happen to do so, that’s quite an unwanted achievement. Like we said, the Zeylanica is very tough.
  • Snake Plant Laurentii - Widely popular for being beautiful and low-maintenance, this plant boasts beautiful leaves and a unique name - some people call it Mother-In-Law's Tongue! You can choose between a large snake plant or a small one here at Bloombox Club!
  • Moonshine Snake Plant - If you want something new, then this is it. You won’t find a lot of Moonshine Snake Plants in the UK just yet, so snatch one up and he first among your buds! Plus, this snake plant has pretty, silvery-green leaves that go well with any decor.
  • Cylindrical Snake Plant - This snake plant has long and thin leaves that are pleasing to the eye. Plus, they remind us of a bucket of fries - yum! The Cylindrical Snake Plant is a tough and low-maintenance plant - just like most snake plants are.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Variety Of Snake Plants Is Best?

Take your pick! Almost all of them will do quite well for beginners and even seasoned gardeners. The snake plants for sale here at Bloombox Club have been carefully selected for their size and beauty. You can get large snake plants or even small ones.

If you’re not sure which ones to get, a quick browse of the page might help you. Plus, we mentioned a handful of our best-selling snake plants earlier. Check them out!

Is It Good To Keep A Snake Plant In The Bedroom?

You bet! While they did get a bad rap for being “unlucky” because of some Feng Shui beliefs, snake plants are wonderful plants to keep at home, especially the bedroom. If you think about it, it’s actually good luck to have this air-purifying plant at home! After all, what could be better than clean air?

How Many Snake Plants Do I Need To Purify The Air?

You might be wondering this after seeing a couple of NASA viral posts recently. While NASA did do some research regarding great air-purifying plants to have, they did not necessarily test how many snake plants are needed to purify the air in a single room.

Realistically, some studies have shown that you’ll need hundreds and maybe even a thousand air-purifying plants to even see actual results - and that would be impractical!

However, rest easy knowing that snake plants help clean the air of benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. 

Do Snake Plants Attract Mosquitoes?

The snake plant produces this unique chemical called saponin, which is said to repel mosquitoes - not attract them. So it could be beneficial to have a snake plant at home if you notice these critters flying about.

Also, it is recommended that you take preventive measures a home to avoid mosquitoes in general. Remove stagnant water around the house and spray some repellent every now and then!

How Long Can Snake Plants Live?

In average households, snake plants can live for up to 10 years. If you’ve got a really green thumb, you can probably care for your snake plants for longer than that - like 25 years!

While we know that snake plants are low maintenance plants, we shouldn’t rely on that and expect them to live for long without proper care. The snake plant benefits from being cared for in the proper manner.

How Tall Can A Snake Plant Grow and Should I Be Trimming It?

As long as your pot allows them to grow, the snake plant will! With enough real estate, your snake plants could grow up to 4 feet.

While you certainly want your snake plants to grow tall and beautiful, they need trimming every once in a while. No need to worry, pruning is easy! Just take clean and sharp shears and remove overgrown or damaged leaves.