We've styled this plant person favorite, sansevieria, done up in a winter white basket for the holiday season. More commonly referred to as a snake plant, this spiky plant pal is a breeze to care for. And the best part? Just like Santa keeping it carbon neutral in his sleigh, your snake plant helps to purify the air in his environment. It's the gift that literally keeps giving
Follow along for our top tips below to keep your snake plant ho-ho-ho-humming through the holidays (and beyond)!
First, remove the plant and basket from the box. Pop your basket into shape by gently pulling up on the handles. We've tucked a plastic lining inside the basket - leave it there! This liner will be your bestie, capturing all the runoff after you hydrate it.
Next remove all the packaging we've shipped your new plant pal in, taking care to keep the plastic pot. Take note that It is normal that a little dirt may have moved around in transit! If you see any loose in your box gently pack it back into the pot area or discard it.
Transfer your snake plant to the basket. Pro Tip: it will take some finagling to pull the basket over the plastic pot. If you have a friend nearby, this is a great time to work the buddy system! Once you've wiggled your snake plant into the basket, move it to its new home. We recommend carrying him by the bottom of the basket, not the handles, when in transit.
When it comes to choosing a new home for your snake plant, make sure to pick a spot that gets a happy medium in terms of sunlight. Start him off with a weekly watering of about 1/2 cup per hydration session, making sure to let his roots dry out in between waterings. If you're finding his soil is still too moist by the time you're ready to water again give him an extra day or two to dry out. Vacation plans? Snake plants can survive a bit of neglect. If you miss a watering session or two you shouldn't come home to find any wilting leaves - just make sure to make it up to him by getting back on track with the H2o!
Signs of success? New growth means you've aced this whole plant person thing - give yourself a pat on the back!