Snake Plant


QUICK REFERENCE PLANTING GUIDE

1. Light/Sun Exposure - Bright indirect light.

2. USDA Hardiness Zones - Not winter hardy. Will thrive as a houseplant in all zones.

3. Planting Distance - One plant per 12 inch or larger container.

4. Mature Height/Spread - 18 to 36 inches tall with a 12 to 18 inch spread.

 

5. Planting Instructions - Fill the container with soil to within 4 inches of the top. Dig a hole in soil to insert the lower part of the root ball.  Remove plastic containers and loosen up roots that have encircled the growing pot.  Place the plant in the hole and back fill to original soil line.  Water well, and if necessary, adjust the plant so that it is upright. Add additional soil to bring the level back up to the original soil line. Never insert the plant lower than the original top of the soil ball.

CONTINUING CARE

Watering - During the growing season, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between each watering, then water thoroughly until the soil is moist and excess water drains out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the container. Avoid over watering and take care to avoid pouring water on the leaves.

Feeding - Feed your plants once every 2-3 weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer such as Cottage Farms' Carefree Bud-N-Flower Booster. Discontinue feeding after September 1st so your plants can harden off for winter dormancy. Resume fertilizing when new growth appears in the spring.

Growing Indoors - Snake Plants adapt well to indoor environments and can be kept as houseplants year-round. Select a room with a sunny window where the temperature is between 60-75 degrees. Wipe leaves with a damp cloth as needed if they become dusty.

Growing Outdoors - If you choose to keep your plant outdoors during the warm months, it should be grown in a container and moved indoors before temperatures drop below 50 degrees.

When you bring your plant indoors for the winter, select a room with a sunny window. Water sparingly over the winter. Remove any unsightly or dead growth as needed to maintain the appearance of your plant and extend its performance.

In the spring when temperatures begin to rise, ease the plant into a full watering schedule and move it back outdoors for the summer.

CAUTION: Not all plant material is edible. Though most plants are harmless, some contain toxic substances which can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, or other discomforts. As a general rule, only known food products should be eaten. In case of ingestion, please contact your local poison control center at once and advise them of the plant ingested. Keep out of reach of children.