Potting - Well-drained potting mix, one can use Perlite, Vermiculite and Coco Peat 1/3rd each. Alternatively one can use garden soil, sand, and manure.
Watering Requirement - Plant soil should be kept moist at all times. Be careful to avoid overwatering. Do not allow plants to stand in water. Avoid wetting plant leaves excessively. A spray of water should help in the case of flowering plants. Water should be given only when top 2 inches become dry, ie once every 2-3 days in summers and once every 7 days in winters. Watering frequency should be increased in case the plant is kept outside in shade.
Light Requirement - Keep plants in medium-light locations, out of direct sunlight. Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light. Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 18-28°C).
Propagation - The snake plant can be propagated by just cutting a leaf 2/3rd in size and potting in a well-drained potting mix. As the plant is kept in the pot new leaves appear and within 2-3 months time, new small plants grow automatically on the sides which can be uprooted and repotted for new plants.
General Tips - Remove waste leaves and stems from time to time. The plant exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide using the crassulacean acid metabolism process, which is only present in a small number of plant species. It allows them to withstand drought. The microscopic pores on the plant's leaves called the stomata and used to exchange gases, are only opened at night to prevent water from escaping via evaporation in the hot sun. As a result, stored oxygen is released at the opening of the stomata at night, unlike most plants which continuously exchange gases during the day
Plant Size: 2 inches to 5 inch
Plant Spread: 4 inches to 6 inch
Maximum Reachable height: up to 6-7 inches.
Air purifier: Yes, The Snake plant features in NASA clean air study and removes Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene and Toluene from the air.
Common name(s): Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake Plant, Mother in law's Tongue plant
Bloom time: Perennial