Friday, 8 February 2019
Have you ever said –
“Nothing grows for me – I’m no gardener.
I kill everything!”
Before you write yourself off as a failure at growing plants or flowers –
consider buying a SNAKE PLANT.
You might find this an easy plant to take care of and you might even find some flowers blooming on your SNAKE PLANT one day.
You will be doing a “happy dance” all around the room!
Give SNAKE PLANT a chance.
According to an article in the Old Farmer’s Almanac Newsletter on February 6, 2019,
“A Snake Plant” is also known as “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue.” That was a surprise to me.
In the 1980s, I attended an auction at the home of a neighbor. When the auctioneer held up a pitiful looking Snake Plant, I was the only bidder on it. Obviously, it had ben sadly neglected for a long time. The long leaves of the plant were withered and discolored – it did not look promising. But, I came home with that plant and began to take good care of it. The plant responded to the light watering I gave it and it was not long before my Snake Plant began to send up tender shoots of new plants. Better yet, it started to bloom! That is a thrill when your succulent blooms.
The Snake Plant in my home today, is the same one I bought over thirty years ago at that auction sale on a summer day.
Each year, I bring my prized Snake Plant indoors for winter, and it spends about 6 months of the year outside on my wraparound porch.
I make sure it is shielded from rain because it does not like to be wet. And,
On my porch, it gets a few hours of sunshine every day. It is on the south/west side of the porch. My Snake Plant rewards me with lots of little white flowers blooming on long stems, nearly every year. I would say this is a plant that keeps on giving – for a lifetime. I expect one day this plant will be handed down in the family for another generation to enjoy. I’ve given starts off of it to family members over the years, too.
For additional information on growing Snakeplant and other succulents, please visit the Old Farmer’s Almanac. You can read much more about how to care for your own Snake Plant.
I’d love to hear from YOU –
Do you have a Snake Plant?
I hope I have encouraged you to give SNAKE PLANT a try. Refer to the great article in the Old Farmers Almanac Newsletter for everything you need to know about this and many other plants you can grow in your home.
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Photos by Lynda McKinney Lambert. “my Snake Plant”
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