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Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant

DESCRIPTION: Commonly known as Mother-in-Law’s-Tongue or Snake Plant. This plant grows very well in modern homes, as it does not mind the dry climate. The sturdy leaves come in several shades of green with yellow edges. It is safe to place in a sunny location or low light. This is a very hardy plant that is almost impossible to kill. Water moderately and have adequate drainage. Do not let the plant sit in water this will cause root rot.

POTTING: Re-pot in 1 part garden loam, 1 part sand, and 1 part peat moss.

PROPAGATION: Division of the roots is best. It is possible to cut leaf pieces about 2 inches long and let them root in sandy soil. Some varieties will lose their yellow edge if propagated in this way.

VARIETIES: S. Aethiopica; S. Cylindrica; S. Hyacinthoides; S. Longiflora; S. Roxburghiana; S. Senegambica

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