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Snake Plant


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Botanical name Sansevieria trifasciata / Dracaena trifasciata
Common name Snake Plant / Mother-in-Law’s tongue
Family Asparagaceae
About It is an evergreen perennial plant forming dense stands, spreading by way of its creeping rhizome. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. The plant exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide using the crassulacean acid metabolism process, which allows them to withstand drought. The microscopic pores on the plant’s leaves, called the stomata and used to exchange gases, are only opened at night to prevent water from escaping via evaporation in the hot sun. As a result, stored oxygen is released at the opening of the stomata at night, unlike most plants which continuously exchange gases during the day.
Category House plant
Plant type Perennial evergreen.
Origin Native to eastern parts of South Asia and southeast Asia
Potting medium Use well drained, aerated, loamy, organic matter enriched potting medium GrowpoT–H. Sterilised to reduce the risk of fungal infection & root rot. pH value 6.5 – 7.
Light In indoor condition, the plant requires abundance of light indirect sunlight or diffused light.
Irrigation Sansevieria requires moderate irrigation; wait for the medium reach to near to dry condition before re-watering. Feel the medium by touch to decide the time of watering.

For tap water, preserve the water 24 hrs to minimise the presence of salts, chlorine, fluoride etc.

Fertigation Particulars Dose Schedule Mode
Summer winter
GROWMUSS 10 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Neem Bahar 10 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Micro nutrient gROWMIN SUPER (f) 2 gm / litre 15 Days 30 Days Foliar spray
Black cobra 3 ml / litre Alternative
Pest control Growneem 3 ml / litre 15 Days 15 Days Foliar spray
Toxicity Toxic to pets & human.
Toxic chemical Proteolytic enzyme (ficin), psoralen (ficusin)
Symptom Gastrointestinal and dermal irritation


Standard Pot – Plastic pot (Click here to see)
· Pot size – 4 inch to 6 inch

· Plant Size – 6 inch to 24 inch (The size may vary based on the availability of the plant/s)

Potting Medium – Coco-peat/ Soil (as and where applicable).


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