No snake plants do not like sunlight. They prefer indirect or low light and will actually scorch if placed in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. If you want your snake plant to thrive it’s best to keep it out of direct sunlight.
What type of plant is a snake plant?
Snake plants are succulents which means they store water in their leaves.
Where do snake plants come from?
Snake plants are native to Africa specifically the tropical regions of West Africa.
Do snake plants like sunlight?
Snake plants can tolerate low light conditions but they prefer bright indirect sunlight.
How often should you water a snake plant?
Snake plants should be allowed to dry out completely between watering.
Watering once every 2-3 weeks is sufficient.
What are the benefits of having a snake plant in your home?
Snake plants are known for their ability to purify indoor air of toxins and improve air quality.
Is it easy to take care of a snake plant?
Yes snake plants are very easy to care for and are ideal for beginner gardeners.
What should you do if you notice your snake plant’s leaves turning yellow?
If the leaves of your snake plant are turning yellow it is likely due to overwatering.
Allow the soil to dry out completely and water less frequently.
Can snake plants be propagated from leaf cuttings?
Yes snake plants can easily be propagated from leaf cuttings.
Simply cut a leaf into 2-3 inch pieces and place in well-draining potting mix.
My snake plant’s leaves are drooping.
Is this normal?
Yes it is normal for snake plant leaves to droop when they are thirsty.
Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
Are snake plants poisonous to pets?
No snake plants are not poisonous to pets.
However the leaves can cause gastrointestinal upset if ingested so it is best to keep your pet away from the plant.
I just bought a snake plant.
When can I expect it to bloom?
Snake plants rarely bloom when grown indoors.
If you are lucky enough to see a bloom it will likely be small white and insignificant.
What is the best way to pot a snake plant?
Snake plants prefer to be potbound so choose a pot that is just big enough to accommodate the roots.
Use a well-draining potting mix and water sparingly.
I live in a cold climate.
Can I grow a snake plant outdoors?
No snake plants cannot tolerate cold temperatures and should only be grown indoors.
The leaves of my snake plant are curling.
What is causing this?
Curling leaves can be caused by too much or too little water low humidity or drafts.
Check the plant’s watering schedule and make sure it is not sitting in a drafty location.
Can snake plants grow in water?
No snake plants cannot grow in water.
They need well-draining soil and should only be watered when the soil is dry.