Gynarchy B
Gynarchy B
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  • Centerville, GA
Asked on May 26, 2012

snake plant- is it indoor or outdoor plant?

Gynarchy BDouglas HuntPam
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snake plant- is it indoor or outdoor plant?
10 answers
  • Pam
    on May 26, 2012

    Both.

  • Dee W
    on May 26, 2012

    Mostly an indoor plant but can be put in containers for outside then brought in when weather would stress it.

  • Pam
    on May 26, 2012

    I have raised them mostly outside but will do well inside. I had them in an outside flower bed and they did well except with a hard freeze. If you cut down the frozen top in spring they will regrow.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 27, 2012

    Folks grow them outdoors in shady spots in my part of Florida, but I suspect where you are in Georgia you should consider them an indoor plant.

  • Pam
    on May 27, 2012

    The location I planted them in is a bed that got only morning sun. They did greate and multiplied well. It also was just under the overhang and did not ever get rain water (except when we had a hurricaine or two). I did not water frequently but they didn't seem to mind gettig dry. In fact, if they got watered too frequently the leaves turned yellow and progressed to a slimmy death. I watered them only about once per week. Oh, and here we call them "mother-in-law tongues", not snake plants. I guest it's a cajun thing.

  • Gynarchy B
    on May 27, 2012

    i am in mid- georgia. i kept my snake plant indoor in a pot for a year now but never grew an inch. and some has turned brown on the side of their leaves. what to do?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 28, 2012

    That's odd, Gynarchy. How much do you water? Is you plant somewhere it is getting a draft from a heater or anything?

  • Gynarchy B
    on May 29, 2012

    i water once in 2 weeks. i place them by the fireplace which we don't use by the way.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 30, 2012

    You really need to stick your finger or a chopstick in the dirt to get a sense of when they need water, rather than relying on a set schedule.

  • Gynarchy B
    on Jun 1, 2012

    Thank you Douglas.

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