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How To Grow Snake Plant And Keep It Always Green?

1. Is growing snake plant indoors good?

In addition to the good meaning that this plant brings, according to scientific research, the snake plant, if grown indoors, can help you purify the air and absorb up to 107 types of toxic gases, including Toxins cause cancer, bring clean space to your home. 

On average, every 75m2 of room area will need a 4-leaf snake plant to keep the air in your room always fresh. Not only that, this plant is also used as a medicine to treat coughs, hoarseness, sore throat, purulent ear infections…

That is also the reason why many people seek to grow snake plants indoors . Don’t worry because even though it has so many uses, this plant is very easy to grow and you don’t need to spend much effort to take care of it.

2. Details on how to grow snake plants indoors are simple, anyone can do it

Although it is simple and does not require much effort to care for, you must know how to grow snake plants indoors . Depending on the circumstances, you can choose to grow the snake plant with water or grow the snake plant with leaves. But growing snake plant with water seems much simpler than growing it with leaves. Specifically:

How to grow snake plants with water

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You should prepare the following things: Glass pots, plant seeds and racks to fix the plants in the pots. 

  • In particular, for plant varieties, you should choose leaves that are healthy, free from pests and have beautiful colors. After purchasing, you should separate the plant and wash off the soil attached to the roots, then soak it in a bowl of water for 15 – 20 minutes and continue washing 2 – 3 more times until clean. Before planting in a pot, you should check the roots again and cut off old roots that are susceptible to disease and old yellow leaves. By simply growing the snake plant in water, we not only observe the leaves but also the roots. 
  • After plugging the snake plant into the pot, add water to about 2/3 of the pot. If more is poured, the tree roots may be flooded, leading to tree damage. Add a few drops of hydroponic nutrients to supplement nutrients for the plants. 
  • Note, to keep the plant green, you should place it in a cool place with direct sunlight. In addition, you should change the water once a week or when the water becomes cloudy. During the cold season, you can change the water less often, about every 10-15 days. When replacing, remember to wash the roots and cut off rotten leaves and roots.  

How to grow snake plants with leaves 

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Unlike growing with water, for this growing method, you should prepare more soil. Unlike many other plants, snake tongue is quite comfortable and not picky about soil. You just need to choose soil that is well-ventilated, well-drained, and dry. In addition, you should use additional rocks and cinders to keep the soil loose. 

  • After cutting the leaves to plant, you should not plant them immediately but leave them outside for 1-2 days, then gently plant them in the prepared pot and water them. 
  • According to advice, you should use root stimulator diluted with water and then water the plant, watering this mixture once every 10 days. Although you don’t need to water a lot, if you find the soil is dry, you can add more water. 
  • If you follow the instructions on how to grow snake plant indoors with leaves, it will take about 1 month for the plant to take root and 4 months later it will fully develop. 
  • In addition, for mini snake plants, you should water them when the soil surface is dry and should only be watered once a week. If you place the plant in the shade regularly, for about 1-2 weeks, you should let the plant ‘sunbathe’ to get natural light to keep the plant green.

Notes when planting and caring for snake plants indoors

During the process of planting and caring for the snake plant, some problems will arise that cause the plant to be damaged and not grow as well as expected, mainly due to water, light and temperature.

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If you water too much it can cause root rot, whereas if you water too little it can cause the soil to dry out. 

  • To know when to water, you don’t just rely on the surface of the soil, but stick your finger or a wooden chopstick into the ground a few centimeters. In case you see moisture or the soil is still stuck to the chopstick, it means there is still water left so you don’t need to water it. irrigation is required. 
  • When watering, you should water from the bottom to help penetrate and promote roots to grow deeper, making the leaves thicker and taller. Particularly in the cold season, you should limit the number of watering times to avoid waterlogging, disease and root bursting. 

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Although it is an easy plant to grow, if you move it too quickly from a shaded area to an area with direct sunlight, it will suffer from heat shock and damage. Instead, move slowly. Especially in the cold season, you should protect your plants from drafty windows. 

When the plant has drooping yellow leaves, you should gently remove the plant from the pot and check to see if the roots are rotten. If so, quickly cut off the damaged part to avoid damaging the surrounding areas.

With the above sharing,i hopes to help you understand how to grow snake plants indoors as well as care for them to always be green. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long, tiring day of work to see a cool green space, right?!