Becoming even more popular in recent months than the classic Mother in Law's Tongue plant, this architectural and elegant snake plant is perfect for a tight spot under any light conditions. If you want to increase the shimmering silver highlights, put it in a brighter spot. If you want to bring out the dark, striking undertones of green then these will come out strongest in a darker spot.
The lighter the conditions, the more water it will need. Remove the need for guesswork with the self-watering system, and you will not fall into the trap of overwatering like many owners of these stunning plants do. This plant will eventually reach a maximum height of approximately 120cm, when it will continue to produce š¬˜babies' on the outer reaches of the pot. It enjoys being pot-bound, and is generally one of the easiest plants we do, suitable for owners of all abilities.
This plant has recently been scientifically categorised into the Dracaena family, but for the purposes of simplicity (as it bears little resemblance to our selection of ornamental Dragon Trees) we have decided to leave it where it is to help people find it a little easier.
Temperature Fairly cold resistant, but also incredibly sensitive to cold if it’s wet. Best to keep it over 14°C at all times if possible.
WateringIt likes to generally be dry, with intermittent soaking. During winter make sure it is dry for an extended period of time, as over-watering is by far the biggest killer of these plants. Don't worry about misting this plant either, as it's fine with dry air.
Feeding Once a month during the growing season, apply a very weak solution of liquid plant food.
Tips If it’s getting too big for the pot, don’t worry about re-potting. Just pull the offshoots straight out the pot and put into a new one to multiply this plant. It doesn't need fully re-potting until it's actually breaking out of its current container. Use free-draining soil.
Light Level Incredibly versatile. Will cope with full midday sunshine or the darkest corners of the home. The important aspect is leaving it to adapt. So don’t move it from one extreme to the other!