Need help identifying this houseplant
Thank you for getting back to me about this plant. You indicated that the picture was too dark, I hope this one is better. As I said before, it was left in my mom’s house after she passed away and I really want to know what kind of plant it is and the best way to take care of it. I am sure it is root bound and will need to be repotted but I have held off until I know exactly how to care for it, and so far it looks healthy to me, but I may be wrong. Thanks gain for your help.
From the picture it looks like a Sansevieria, also called a Snake Plant or Mother in Laws’ Tongue. The leaves are thick and somewhat rigid, right??
This plant needs very little care and very little water. If the roots have filled the existing pot, you can divide the root ball in half (pull it apart, do not cut it) and plant the two sections in containers. The new pots should only be a few inches larger than the root ball. If you plant a sansevieria in a container that is too large and does not have drip holes in the bottom, the soil does not dry out quickly and the roots decay. You can read more about how to care for a Sansevieria in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety but the care is the same.