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Houseplants – Snake Plant

  • Snake plant 

Botanical name: dracaena trifasciata 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 3 – 7 ft in height with a one foot spread

Bloom time:  spring

Hardy zone: zones 8-11

Flower color: white

Foliage color: green, yellow, blue/gray

Growth rate: grows half a foot to a foot every year 

Pruning instructions: trim diseased or withered leaves as needed

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: most popularly planted near pools or other man made bodies of water

Light needs: no more than 6 hours of sun a day 

Special features:  great air purifier 

Watering instructions:  very drought tolerant. Allow soil to completely dry between waterings

Fertilizing instructions : use 10-1010 in the early spring after the last frost of the season

Best time to plant: year-round 

Best type of soil: organic potting soil

Companion plants: ZZ plant, spider plant, aloe vera 

Toxicity level: potentially mildly toxic if ingested 

Invasive species: yes

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