Snake Plant Benefits: Care Tips, Health Benefits and More

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Looking for a new houseplant? You might want to consider the snake plant. This exotic-looking indoor plant is known by many names, including mother-in-law’s tongue or dragon tree. It can grow up to six feet tall and has dark green leaves that are long and pointed. The flowers it produces are also unusual looking, with white blossoms resembling some sort of spirals or tubes. The entire plant is quite striking and makes for an interesting focal point in your home. 

The snake plant is an easy-to-care-for plant and can be a great addition to your household. It will thrive in the right environment, but it is important that you don’t over- or under-water it.

To avoid these common mistakes, follow this simple guide:

  • Water regularly—but never too much! The snake plant does not tolerate being overwatered and can easily be damaged by excess moisture.
  • Water when the soil is completely dry about 1 inch below the surface of the potting mix (about once every 2 weeks).
  • Don’t water when leaves are wet or dirty (you should be able to see dirt on their leaves). This will only cause root rot. The best way to know how often you should be watering your snake plant is by checking how quickly its soil dries out between watering sessions; if it doesn’t soak up any water after 30 minutes, then give it another shot at least once every three days until you see some progress. If there’s no improvement within a week, consider repotting your plant because something may be wrong with its roots

Here are some health benefits of snake plant:

Removes Toxins From The Air.

A snake plant is a natural air purifier, removing toxins from the air that can make you sick. This includes benzene and formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (a solvent), xylene (a chemical solvent in gasoline), toluene (found in some solvents), and ammonia. The leafy greens of this houseplant also help remove carbon monoxide from the atmosphere.

Boost Your Mood and Health.

The snake plant is a great source of vitamin B and magnesium, two nutrients that can help boost your mood and reduce stress. The plant is also high in iron, copper, calcium, and zinc—all of which are essential to maintaining optimal health.

It May Help Enhance The “Energy” Of A Space; According to Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient practice that uses the natural elements of space and objects to create a harmonious environment. It’s based on the idea that energy flows through space and objects, creating harmony or disharmony depending on how they are positioned in relation to each other. Feng shui can be used to improve the health of a person or a space.

The snake plant has long been recognized as an auspicious symbol in feng shui because it represents the balance between yin and yang. This may explain why it’s sometimes recommended for improving energy flow in your home—especially if you have trouble sleeping or notice tension, anxiety, or stress building up around you.

Natural Ways to Defeat Allergies

Snake plants are often used as a natural remedy for allergies and other respiratory issues, but they can also be helpful in treating headaches and insomnia. Indoor snake plant benefits include helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert snake plant grower to reap all these benefits. There are wide different varieties available that will thrive indoors under most conditions.

Relieve  Stress

You might want to consider adding a snake plant to your home if you’re looking for a way to reduce stress levels. This benefit applies to plants in general; studies have shown that the presence of a houseplant helps lower blood pressure, increase productivity and decrease instances of depression. The snake plant is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue because its leaves resemble those of an animal tongue—a common nickname among succulents.

It Will Clean Your Air.

In addition to its other benefits, the snake plant is a natural air purifier. In fact, it’s one of the best plants for removing indoor toxins and pollutants from your home. While many houseplants will absorb carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen back into it, this particular type of snake plant does more than that: it absorbs formaldehyde (a chemical found in cleaning products), benzene (a byproduct of gas stoves) and trichloroethylene among other harmful chemicals. It also removes ammonia (from pet waste) as well as xylene, toluene, and ethylbenzene—all carcinogens used in industrial processes.

It Increases Humidity in The Home.

You may not realize it, but your home likely has an ideal humidity level. This is because the moisture level in your house can affect everything from your skin and hair to the air quality in your home. If you have dry skin or dandruff, for example, it might be time to consider increasing the humidity in your home. The snake plant will help with this by increasing the moisture levels in a room while also adding oxygenation to better purify the air (as well as absorb carbon dioxide). That being said, if you already have a humidifier running in one part of your property—such as near a bathroom sink where water splashes out often—a snake plant alone might not be enough if that’s where most of your air comes from.

Having A Snake Plant Around Can Help Keep You Healthy and Happy!

There’s no denying it: having a snake plant around can help keep you healthy and happy!  So, if you have a dog or cat, keep in mind that they might be allergic to some of the chemicals in your house. It’s also important for children and seniors who may be more vulnerable to asthma attacks or allergies than adults. But what about those of us who don’t have pets?

Don’t worry—there are plenty of other good reasons why everyone should consider adding these plants to their homes! From helping with stress and anxiety levels to improving how you feel overall (and even helping people recover from surgery), there are many benefits associated with adding snake plants into our lives. And while they may not seem like much at first glance (or even a second), these little guys are quite powerful as well!