How to care for your Spear Plant:
African spear plants are generally very low maintenance.
They will survive if you forget to water or feed them, and they can thrive being root-bound in a pot. They are hardy plants that don’t typically have problems with diseases or pests, and they’re not overly picky about their growing conditions.
In fact, you are more likely to put too much into their care and end up overwatering or overfeeding them than you are to harm them with neglect. This being said, during the growing season (spring to fall) they will appreciate semiregular watering and occasional fertilizing.
And over the winter plan to avoid fertilization and water minimally.
Get this routine right, and that’s the majority of the care that goes into keeping an African spear plant happy and healthy.
Sansevieria produce more oxygen than most other plants. They are packed with an unusual concentration of chlorophyll, making them a photosynthesis powerhouse.
The snake plant is made of tough stuff. It grows primarily across Africa, in very dry conditions. It’s used to places so hot that during the day it keeps all its pores completely closed, so it doesn’t lose any water to evaporation. When the temperature cools at night, its pores open, releasing all the oxygen its been holding in.
Its toughness makes it a dream of a houseplant. If you’re a beginner, this is the one for you.
Low-key as it is, the snake plant is treasured all over the world. Across Africa, it’s associated with Ogun, the deity of war, and Oya, the bringer of storms. In China, it’s the ‘tiger’s tail orchid’; in Brazil, the ‘sword of Saint George’. Basically, this plant is pretty famous.