SNAKE PLANT , Why is compulsory to have a snake plant in bedroom and how to grow ?

 Snake plant, How to grow snake plant what are the benefits of snake plant in our life.

 Benefits of Snake plant:-

Among so many indoor plants, the Snake plant is a must-have. There are plenty of Snake plant benefits to talk about. A recently published study claims that indoor air pollution can be as deadly as outdoor air pollution. There are many ways to reduce indoor air pollution and control them. Many household plants are strategically placed for decoration and maintenance shields. But did you know that some of these herbs also have health benefits? The snake plant is one of these plants known for both good looks and improved air quality. It is commonly referred to as mother-in-law's tongue. snake plant is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere between 6 inches to several feet. In addition to providing a bit of ambiance, the Snake plants have several health benefits. I am going to share seven health benefits of keeping Snake plants in your house.

  1. Oxygen-producing house plant:- A summary of the study published in Harvard University Extension observes that the Snake plant is one of the most oxygen-producing plants. According to NASA Snake plant produce 24 hours of oxygen in a day.

  2. Filter indoor air:- Similar to other household succulents, the Snake plant helps filter indoor air. What is unique about this particular plant is that it is one of few plants capable of converting Carbon dioxide into Oxygen at night. This ability makes this plant an ideal plant for bedroom decoration as it can help regulate healthy airflow.

  3. Look Nice in the bedroom:- Besides being one of the best air-purifying houseplants, it looks so beautiful and unique. The thick, tall, unlopped foliage looks man-made and on top of it, the shades of green, yellow, or grey with the horizontal stripes make it a desirable houseplant.

  4. Remove toxic pollutants:-  Snake plant is also known for the ability to help remove toxic air pollutants. Although in small contributions, the Snake plant takes up carcinogen pollutants, including Carbon dioxide, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. This makes the air pollutant-free.

  5. Effective against allergies:- A plant that releases oxygen, reduces co2, and observes harmful volatile organic compounds can certainly reduce the chances of airborne allergies. The snake plant is such a plant, Even if you use air filters and purifiers, surrounding yourself with the snake plant helps the Snake plant acts as an effective defense against airborne allergies.

  6. Protective energy and Feng Shui:- Some people think that the snake plant is not a good plant when it comes to Feng Shui. This is far from true. It is placed in an ideal position, it brings protective and purifying energy to the home or office. You need to place them in a less-trafficked area. Some of the best spots are the southeastern, southern, and eastern corners, In Feng shui, prickly plants are considered excellent against negative Chi.

  7. Low maintenance:- Snake plant is one of the best low-maintenance houseplants in the world. It can thrive in full straight forward, These plants can be neglected for weeks at a time, yet, with their strappy leaves and architectural shape, they still look fresh.

How to grow and care for a snake plant [4 Steps Guide]

Did you know that the snake plant is actually a kind of dracaena? Grown in the highlands of Kenya, Zimbabwe, and also some parts of Asia. What is interesting about this plant is that the locals use it to treat earache, snake bites, and even ulcers.

Now supposedly it’s an easy-to-care plant but despite that, I have often managed to mess up with it. Sometimes it just dries, sometimes the cuttings start to rot, and sometimes it just takes forever to grow.

So in this article, I’m going to try and share whatever I have learned about caring for this plant.

4 steps guide on how to grow snake plant

  1. Growth of snake plant:- So first let's talk about the growth of snake plant. How can one improve its growth? After much experimentation, I have realized that the snake plant does best in small pots, so this means you don't have to report this plant very quickly. Now, of course, adding, fertilizers also helps but since this plant has evolved sustain in a condition where there's not a lot of nutrients in the soil it can still of the pot. If you're using a big pot with just a couple of leaves, these leaves will take a very long time to establish themselves in the soil and will take a lot of time for you to see new growth coming out.

  2. Watering Snake plant:- Now the second most important factor is watering. Since this is a succulent meaning a plant that stores water in its leaves if you keep watering it too much when I say too much I mean if you water it probably every two to three days also and it's too much water for this plant and it’ll start becoming soggy so you don’t want that to happen. Now on the other extreme is that you don’t water it at all which is what I did with this plant. Now when you don’t know what is this plant at all the first stage you would see that the leaves are drooping and they also become very soft if this continues then they’ll eventually become Brown and completely dry out. From this stage there’s no going back you can’t reverse this. So you must keep an eye on your plant if you see that the leaves had started drooping and that become soft then most likely your hunt is thirsty you need to add water to your plant. But this also happens if you water too much. So an idle frequency to water this plant is probably once in 14-15 days. Now for my snake plants a couple of times I don’t water them even for 20 or 30 days, it’s still okay.  But with this plant, I completely forgot to water this plant. So what went wrong with this plant is that it was kept in the bathroom, we don’t use it so much and I kept thinking that there’s already so much humidity in the bathroom and it should be enough because it’s succulent. Now that didn’t help why because I realize later it was a plastic pot. The soil can not absorb moisture from the air and within 50 to 60 days it turned into something like this. Now, this is irreversible I can’t do anything about it. But if your plant is in this stage and in fact the supplies for most indoor plants if you see that the edges have started becoming Brown this most likely that there is infrequent watering, sometimes probably you water too much and sometimes you just don’t water or it could be that you’ve completely stopped watering your plants. So in both these cases what you should do is first follow a regular regime of watering. So for snake plant needs watering every fourteen, fifteen days and shifted to a well-lit place. Now, what is a well-lit place? The room doesn’t get direct Sun and neither is dark in the daytime, it doesn’t need a tube light in the daytime so this is what you will call a well-lit room.  So for most of the indoor plants shift them to a space like this and follow a regular watering regime this will basically help your plant to gain immunity to fight any problem that it’s facing. A lot of times could be a disease, or a fungal problem as well. This reminds me of something fun I read online it said “remember to drink water and get some Sun basically humans are like plants just with complicated feelings”. 

  3. Light Conditions:- So for this plant, you might have seen sometimes the leaves have started drooping. If all the leaves are drooping that means there’s a watering problem but only a leaf or two is drooping this means there’s a slight problem. When the plant is starving for light and is not able to carry on its normal photosynthesis process, some of the leaves start drooping and in this case, you should shift your plant to a well-lit place. You can keep this plant for a week or 10 days in this well-lit place and then shift it back as well but just give it a good dose of light this will help the leaves to stand up erect again. 

  4. Propagation of Snake plant:- Now the other problem I faced with this plant is its propagation. To the book, you can take a cutting either an entire leaf or can cut it into three inches pieces and propagate it in water or in soil. Now I took a couple of cuttings about two weeks back and I completely failed with it, I had started them in water. About three-four months back I did exactly the same but it was successful in the water. Where I went wrong was that I forgot to change the water. Now, if you are as forgetful as me or if you are lazy, I would say then start them in dry soil, take the cutting put them in soil, and do not water, why? Because this would increase the chances of rot. Start watering only after three-four days by that time a callus would have fogged. Then you propagate the snake plant it can also take about 30 days a month for the roots to grow but that’s completely okay. One thing I would recommend for a snake plant is to start them in a pot do not start them in the ground. Because the thing is that once it’s able to establish itself in the ground it’ll grow while it will grow crazy, you don’t want that to happen because then it will stop or hinder the growth of other plants. So it’s a good idea to grow them in the pot.

Now all these tips that I’m sharing with you apply to all the varieties of snake plants. Actually, this term varieties are very confusing.

Sometimes people use it to refer to a subspecies which is just a variation of a species and sometimes people are referring to different species of the same genus.

You don’t have to get into those details if it’s confusing I’m really sorry but I wanted to point out that for all the varieties of snake plants that you see in the market these tips will apply to them.

Fun Fact

Until 2015 scientists thought that this is the species of Sansevieria. But in 2015 they found out that this plant is actually a species of dracaena and it’s no more a different species.

Although commercially a lot of shops continue to use the name Sansevieria I just thought of letting you know that it’s no more a Sansevieria species it’s actually a dracaena species and that’s what I refer to to to early in this article as well.

So to summarize if you don’t have any indoor plants and if you’ve been looking for easy plant care, I would say invest in a snake plant, it’s pretty simple to care for and you can multiply it very easily in water and soil.

Apart from the fact that it’s very easy to grow and very simple to propagate, it’s also a great air purifier by which I mean that it can absorb contaminants from the air such as formaldehyde, and benzene, carbon monoxide from the air.

These contaminants mainly either come from indoor furniture, paints, or detergents. So feel that if you’ve been looking for that fun perfect plant this is worth investing in.

I hope you like this article. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 

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