Mother-in-Laws Tongue - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
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Question by Sarah53
February 16, 2006
Is Mother-in-laws Tongue considered a succulent?
What is the best combination of soil to use for growing it in pots. What is recommended to feed the soil for Mother-in-laws Tongue: What type of fertilizer? or what can be used to amend the soil?

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2006
Sanseviera trifasciata, commonly called Mother-in-Law's Tongue or Snake Plant, is a tough, drought resistant plant that can be grown indoors or out in your mild gardening region. It will grow in full sun or in shade and does not need to be fertilized on a regular basis. Since you're growing yours in containers, you can mix your own potting soil blend. Use half potting soil and half cactus mix for your plants and you'll never have to worry about overly wet soils or soggy roots. Water regularly during the spring and summer months while your plant is actively growing but reduce watering during the winter months. Your Mother-in-Law's Tongue should thrive under these conditions.

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