Sansevieria (commonly known as snake plants) are arguably the easiest of all houseplants to care for, as they truly thrive on neglesct. Parva in particular features long leaves that grow up to 16" long, yet only about 1" wide. They also produce blooms in the spring/summer that are very fragrant at night.
Height: 12in - 18in
Spread: 16in - 32in
Pet Safe: Mildly toxic to pets if ingested. (may cause vomiting)
CareGeneral Maintenance: Snake plants will very rarely need to be repotted once they are established, as they have a small root system compared to most other house plants. They can be propagated through clippings, or by separating and replanting the pups.
Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius. Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes. They prefer drier conditions, so there is no need for misting or providing additional humidity.
Light: Snake plants are notorious for their ability to tolerate low light conditions, however they will grow quickest in bright indirect light.
Watering: Water evenly, then allow the soil to dry out entirely before watering again. Small plants will need to be watered once every 1-2 weeks, whereas more mature plants will only need to be watered once every 1-2 months. As a general rule of thumb, a plant that is in a 6" pot or less would be considered a young plant. A plant that requires a pot 8" or larger would be considered a more mature plant
Soil: A 2:1 ratio of regular potting mix, and a course medium such as orchid mix, or bark is ideal to ensure the soil drains and dries quick enough. Ensure that your pot has adequate drainage to avoid any potential root rot issues.
Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced (20-20-20) liquid fertilizer once a month during spring and summer.