Dracaena zeylanica <br> Snake Plant
Dracaena zeylanica <br> Snake Plant
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Dracaena zeylanica
Snake Plant

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This bullet-proof plant is not only impossible to kill, it's also a top-notch air purifying plant! Really tall plants in stock!

 

Dracaena zeylanica                      

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Common Names: Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Saint George’s Sword, Vipers Bowstring, Jinn’s Tongue, Devil’s Tongue

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: West  Africa

Height: 6” pot = 1’  Specimen = 5’

Light: Low

Foot Candles: 30 - 100

Water: Let dry 

Humidity: 25% - 60%

Temperature: 18°C - 26°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Seed or leaf cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Green barrier, low-maintenance plant, planters in shaded areas

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips. Heavy leaves may flop. Fluoride in water will cause brown stripes. 

Comments: One of the most ‘bulletproof’ plants available for interiors. Leaves are hard and woody. Typically known as ‘Sansevieria zeylanica’ but was recently moved into the genus Dracaena after DNA testing was done on the plant cells. 

Toxicity: Ingestion of large quantities can cause vomiting, depression, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, hyper-salivation, and dilated pupils.