Houseplants forum: How big can this snake plant get?

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Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Apr 26, 2016 6:51 AM CST
I have a baby snake plant and I'm wondering what exact type it is and if anyone can post a picture of what it may look like when it matures. Thanks.

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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 26, 2016 9:02 AM CST
It will look the same just taller. Say, 2-3 feet tall. I hope there is a drain hole in that pot. Gene
Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Apr 26, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Thanks @gasrocks. That is just what I call a 'cover pot' over the planted pot. All my plants are in pots with drainage holes so I can water them thoroughly and let them drain. Smiling
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 26, 2016 12:33 PM CST
That's what I wanted to hear! Gene
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 26, 2016 12:42 PM CST
There are shorter cultivars. I've had this for about 5-6 yrs and it never gets more than about a foot tall.

The one on the left bloomed last fall.
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(Recently put in ground for temporary summer vacation but must come inside for winter here in Z8.)
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Apr 30, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Tiffany, I want to try planting some of my snake plants in the ground. How much sun can they take? How about water? Do they need to stay fairly dry during the summer? Most growing info is suitable for container culture and do not aptly apply to plants in the ground. Confused
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 30, 2016 10:36 AM CST
If you give them too much sun they will burn. If they get to much rain , it collect in their cups (middle) and they will rot and die. Gene
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Apr 30, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Hmm, shady spot, and under a tree or overhang for protection from too much rain. OK, I've got it. Thanks for the heads up.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 30, 2016 2:55 PM CST
In pots I wouldn't leave Sans out in the rain but in the ground, they love water. I think that's part of why they're so invasive in FL. About 4 yrs ago we had terrible flooding that killed a lot of succulent plants that were in the ground but Sans were fine. It rains quite a bit in swampy south AL. They grow very fast that way and I give away tons of excess plants that won't fit back in the house in the fall.

Like any plant that's been inside for months/years, it would need to be slowly acclimated to any significant direct sun. The more sunny, the lighter color the new pups. I've put some pics of them in the ground here:
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

I've had these plants around for decades & have never had one die.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 13, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Just saw this thread, Deebie, it will depend on your temps and humidity. I have seen them growing outdoors in my homeland, the Philippines, some in ground, a lot in containers and they thrive there very well in direct sun, or in part sun or flooded during the typhoon season, one of the few plants that endured month's long flooding several years ago. The consistent thing is their temps there always on the high side not lower than 70F and highs in the 90's and higher with humidity there is 60% and higher. Our local soil there is very good for any plants, loam soil with some volcanic attribute, so they just grow so well there like grass.

But since we are in the US with such variable temps and humidity from season to season, make sure you are ready to uproot or relocate the plant when temps starts to go much lower when cooler conditions and winter returns, adjust watering when temps are cooler, much less when it is cold. That is why it makes more sense to have them in containers, so it is easier to move them as seasons change.
In my area, they will burn if I leave them outdoors during summer, our summers are so dry, no rain and humidity goes so low, usually just around 30 to 40% so it will burn here if I leave it outdoors during the dry season.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
May 13, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Thanks, Tarev and Tiffany. Thumbs up
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 20, 2016 3:36 PM CST
How are things going with your snake plant?
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Name: Marie
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GrannyMarie
Aug 24, 2016 12:27 PM CST
It's doing very well. Last week I had to replant it since it outgrew its pot.
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Hamwild
Aug 24, 2016 12:34 PM CST
GrannyMarie said:It's doing very well. Last week I had to replant it since it outgrew its pot.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 24, 2016 1:32 PM CST
Looking great! Applause from me too!
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Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 25, 2016 9:45 PM CST
looks so nice in that pot too!

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