The Bird’s Nest Snake Plant brings its own elegant aesthetic to all living spaces. Glossy green leaves funnel out of the plant, forming a tight graceful rosette.
Growing Pot Size: 10 cm
- Drought-tolerant, thrives on neglect and adapts to all light levels. What more could you want!
- Gorgeous sword-shaped green leaves decorated with mottled silver-grey.
- Slow growers that reach an ultimate height of 30 cm.
- Toxic. Keep out of reach of pets and children.
- Growing Pot Size: 10cm
Snake Plant 'Bird's Nest': Thrive on Neglect
Travel often? These gorgeous plants are the perfect fit for busy urban dwellers. Being drought-tolerant, they can be left for a whole month without water! Just make sure if you go in the summer, leave them in a nice cool room - or the water will evaporate much quicker!
Key Benefits: Low Light Tolerant!
Hanhii’s thrive in low light conditions, making them a great addition to gloomy and dull spaces. Their ability to thrive in low light and artificial light conditions make them extremely popular office plants!
Plant Care Tips:
Light: Thrive best in bright, indirect light but also adapt to low light conditions.
- Water: Once a month or when leaves have become wrinkled. Water directly into the soil. Any water that reaches the rosette will pool, which can cause lead to rot.
- Fertilizer: Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer, typically from spring to summer.
Repotting: Check to see if the plant needs repotting every 12-18 months. Snake plants like a snug container, but eventually you will need to repot it! Choose a pot that’s 5 cm wider in diameter than the previous pot.
Propagating: Snake Plants are excellent propagators. Take a leaf cutting and place it in soil or a jar with water. Wait for the roots to grow and then place in soil.
Where is it from?
Hanhii’s are native to the tropical region of West Africa.
Is the Snake Plant 'Bird's Nest' for me?
The Snake Plant Bird’s Nest is just like their taller relatives, but just a smaller, more graceful version. They are great for offices and apartments where taller varieties may not fit. Snake plants are low maintenance and easy to care for, perfect for any new plant owner. So if you’re someone that often kills your plant, this is the perfect match for you!
Snake Plant 'Bird's Nest': Common Problems
I thought Snake Plants were indestructible. Why am I killing it?
If your plant starts turning soft, brown and floppy, you’re probably overwatering it. Reduce watering immediately and allow the soil to completely dry out before watering again. Check for signs of root rot and remove any blackened roots. Take away any root rot that’s present and pot it back in well-draining soil.
Brown tips on my plant:
Browning tips are common features on snake plants. Whilst there’s nothing to worry about, make sure you implement a consistent watering routine. Ensure you stick to the recommended watering regime.
Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, fungus gnats.
*Decorative pots sold separately