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How often should I water a snake plant? |

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If your houseplant collection includes a snake plant, it’s important to know how often to water it. know exactly How? ‘Or’ What for watering, keeping these prickly specimens looking their best in your home is also essential.

Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, string hemp, or sansevieria, snake plants are native to subtropical regions. They like a bright room, but will do with lower light levels and don’t need much care. That’s why they’re one of the best houseplants for beginners, as well as busy homeowners who are short on time.

As with all plants, they will need a drink once in a while, but be careful. Watering too frequently is dangerous for these plants, so it’s important that you have a good routine to help them last.

Snake plants require very little maintenance

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Holly Crossley

Holly Crossley

A former gardener and home garden grower, Holly now flexes her green fingers tending to her ever-growing collection of indoor plants – including hanging pothos, multiple spider plants grown from cuttings and architectural snake plants.

How often should I water a snake plant?