COMMON NAME: Mother in law's tongue and snake plant
BOTANICAL/SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sansevieria trifasciata
LIGHT: The mother in laws tongue is well known for coping with direct sun and low light conditions, although bright light conditions with some sun light and shade is preferred.
WATERING: Because this plant is a succulent it stores water within its foliage, so it is not necessary to keep the soil damp. Water from spring to fall when the soil becomes dry to the touch and during the winter only once a month. Be careful not to over water as this can cause the root and base of the plant to rot.
SOIL: Use a common well draining cactus and succulent potting mix available from all garden stores.
HUMIDITY: Average house humidity is advised - but this plant can tolerate dry air conditions and drafts.
FERTILISER: Once a month, balance NPK: 20-20-20 or lower equivalent balance NPK ratio.
SIZE: Height 120cm.