Saturday Selective: Snake Plant

Leaves of a snake plant on a grey background

House plants are a great way to add some greenery around your dwelling. I’ve been on a bit of a kick with acquiring new house plants much to the chagrin of the employees at my home improvement store. I mean, it’s a big chain store but I don’t want to give those guys any free advertising but they do grow some nice house plants.

Hold your tongue!

Another name that the snake plant goes by is the Mother In Law Tongue. Why? It’s though that the sharp tips of the leaves are like those of a sharp-tongued mother in law. Not that i would know anything about that as I am not married nor do I plan on getting married anytime soon. The snake plant has other name which are usually some variation of ____ tongue. It’s scientific name is Dracaena trifasciata.

This is all well and good but, how hard is it to care for Snake Plant?

Surprisingly very easy. I purchased my Snake Plant in the middle of January and it’s still going strong. This plant can survive in most environments. It tolerates direct sunlight, poor light and can go for a while without having to be watered. Obviously, you want to avoid overwatering. Snake plants are a succulent meaning it will store water in it’s foliage so too much water is unnecessary.

Keep your Snake Plant away from pets!

The snake plant is great, I mean it looks cool and does all those amazing things that houseplants do like give off fresh oxygen and removes toxins from the air but if you have pets be careful that they do not chew or eat your snake plant as ingesting the plant can cause nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

On that happy note!

Hopefully you are enjoying your Saturday! As for me, I plan on getting outside as it’s about to warm up around here again. Will it stay this way is anyone’s guess so best get moving before it gets cold again.


Published by Scooty Puffs

Freelance Photographer Photo Blogger

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