Also known as the snake plant and mother-in-law tongue. The Snake plant is native to West Africa.
Judi can cope with all types of lighting except direct sunlight. Judi is low maintenance and will survive in low lighting but will grow faster in brighter light. Lighting-wise, Judi pairs perfectly with Foxy and Conrad.
Judi is a drought tolerant plant and can go many weeks without water. Make sure her soil has completely dried out before you water her again. She is ideal for frequent travellers, plant beginners and office environments where she might be forgotten about from time to time.
Judi doesn’t need high levels of humidity to thrive. Normal household humidity will suffice.
Judi prefers a warmer climate but will thrive in a cooler or draughty room. Keep the temperature between 18ºC-25ºC.
Use our fortifying fertiliser once a month between the months of March-September. Do not fertilise in the winter.
Judi is a slow grower and can spend a few years in her original nursery pot. When it’s time to repot, read our repot like a pro blog for tips on repotting successfully.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR SNAKE PLANT
Soft leaves - The soft leaves could suggest Judi is ready for a drink. If it has been longer than 4-6 weeks then a small drink is recommended.
Yellow leaves/brown spots - These are both signs of overwatering.
Make sure Judi’s soil completely dries out before watering again.
Pale leaves - Lack of sunlight can cause the leaves to pale. Place Judi in a room with at least one window.
OUR TOP 3 CARE TIPS
Top tip 1: Clean Judi’s leaves with our beautifying leaf shine every 3 weeks to wipe away any dust.
Top tip 2: Judi was announced by Nasa as one of the best air purifying plants to have in your home. Place her in your bedroom for cleaner air while you sleep.
Top tip 3: Judi is very prone to root rot if overwatered. Keep her soil slightly on the drier side to prevent any excessively wet soil.