Easy houseplant for beginners, plus more from Master Gardeners

Sansevieria. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

If you want an easy plant to grow indoors, choose sansevieria, also known as snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue,
devil’s tongue or bowstring hemp.

That’s the recommendation from Lisa Marie Gee in an article in this month’s edition of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Sansevieria is a good houseplant for beginners because it will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions and some neglect.

Sansevieria can do well in light ranging from very bright to almost dark. Temperatures can range from 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter, you need to water just once a month.

Read more about sansevieria here.

See the other two articles in this month’s issue:

2 Comments on “Easy houseplant for beginners, plus more from Master Gardeners

  1. Mike, it is very easy to grow! We have a photo of your snake plant flowering in 2011 on the Your Photos page. By the way, the photo that I used with the article isn’t a picture of my plant. I divided my plant and gave half away at Christmas, and some of the leaves are bending over. Maybe I’m watering it too much!

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