Originally from Tropical West Africa, particularly Nigeria.
Light and position in the home
Keep out of direct sunlight because they will burn very quickly. They will tolerate partial shade and even low light conditions. They like humidity, so will do well in bathrooms.
Do not overwater, wait for it to almost completely dry out before watering again. If you travel a lot or consider yourself a seasoned plant-killer, this one's a great place for you to get started.
Temperature and humidity
Snake plants thrive between 18 and 28 degrees celsius.
Flowering and blooms
They do produce flowers, but don't hold your breath for them to appear. Flowering on snake plants can be unpredictable and doesn't happen often, but the white/green flowers smell beautiful when they do appear.
Did you know?
The snake plant is so-called for the shape of the leaves. It's also known as mother-in-law's tongue for the same reason. They are great plants for purifying the air because they filter out formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide. At night, they clean the oxygen around you!
Although pets tend not to be attracted to these plants, they are toxic, so keep them out of reach of your dear furry friends.