Ultimate Guide to Snake Plant Care (Dracaena trifasciata)

Homiful.com -- We call snake plant, or Dracaena trifasciata, the plant of a million people. Many people are interested in them because they are easy to grow and actively clean the air. While snake plants can withstand repeated neglect, there are great ways to make them live a happy and long life in your home. So, here is the ultimate snake plant care guide (Dracaena trifasciata).

The basic care (Soil, watering and feeding)


  • The first thing is the soil. The proper soil for a snake plant helps it get the nutrient and essential elements to thrive. Dracaena trifasciata requires well-draining potting soil. You can use a standard potting mix of sand, perlite, peat and moss. 
  • Water preference. The snake plant doesn't require much water. Overwatering will lead to root and leaf rot.  Water only after the top soil has dried completely.
  • Your snake plant will grow healthy and happy by feeding them. Fertilize once or twice every spring and summer. Use compost but not too much and too often.

Light preference


Snake plants are widely recommended as low-light plants. However, they prefer bright indirect light, but they can tolerate low-light conditions. You can put them in your bedroom or another room. This plant can also be used as a natural air purifier to give you the better indoor air quality.

Treatment of pest and disease


This sturdy-looking plant is not immune to pests and diseases. The main problem with snake plant is root ro. This can be avoided by not overwatering the plant. Some pests can be dealt with as follows;
  • Remove any leaves that have been infested with larvae. Remove any insect-infested soil or mulch from vine weevils or scale.
  • Fungi such as red leaf spots can be caused by overwatering. Reduce watering intensity and treat the soil with heat. Cut off dying leaves to prevent them from infecting healthy leaves.

Propagation method


The snake plant is easily grown by leaf cutting. Choose mature, healthy leaves and cut off 5-10 inches of the bottom leaf to prevent it from rotting quickly. Wait two days to three weeks before you plant in a potting soil.

It is also possible to grow the snake plant by dividing in into several sections. At least three rhizomes and healthy leaves. Water propagation is a unique and easy way to grow roots and pups (baby snake plants) ready for planting.

Blooming guide


Your snake plant can reward you with blooming flowers, although this is not always the case with all the snake plants. When the snake plants are exposed to sunlight, they grow more and have a better chance of blooming . Rootball conditions also trigger snake plants to produce vanilla-scented flowers.

Repotting guide


If the snake plant's roots have grown out of the drainage hole, it is a sign of repotting. Use a pot that's larger than the current container. Carefully transfer from the old to the new pot. Repot the plant once every 3-6 years.

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Author : Yeni
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