Light: Low light to Dappled shade, will tolerate full sun but not recommended.
Soil: A loose, well-drained potting mix, like a cactus mixture.
Each leaf of Sansevieria contains Pregnane Glycoside that is able to decompose toxic compounds into organic ones.
There are around 107 pollutants that can be absorbed, including cigarette smoke. The absorbed pollutants will be converted into oxygen by the plants.
Snake Plants actively absorb EMF radiations that are caused by electronic devices. It is suggested to put the plants in the living room or in areas which has television or a wi-fi router.
Sansevieria produce more oxygen than most other plants. They are packed with an unusual concentration of chlorophyll, making them a photosynthesis powerhouse.
They also have an unique scent. In some countries like China and France, the plant is used as fragrance. Their pleasant aroma and antiseptic properties makes them suitable to get rid of unpleasant smell in the bathroom or the kitchen.
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. It thrives on neglect. It can live if you forget to water it. The only thing it hates is too much water. It will appreciate a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer, but that’s about as much special attention as it needs.
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.
You can have them indoors or outdoors as a feature plant in a pot. Or in a mixed succulent planter.
If you love easy low maintenance plants you’ll love Laurentii. And if you love succulents, Desert Roses, Monsteras, Spider plants, Cacti, Aroids, Caladiums, Ferns, Bonsai, Bromeliads and such, they’ll fit right in!