Snake Plant Care Guide


Open your gift and unwrap the container, then carefully follow the instructions below to grow and enjoy a healthy plant.




Display your snake plant indoors in an area with consistent bright indirect light and temperatures of 70° to 90°F, ideally. Keep away from cold drafts and frost, which will kill the plant.

NOTE: Snake plants can adapt to lower light conditions; however, they will not adapt to the cold and should not be exposed to temperatures below 50°F.


Water thoroughly, but let plant drain out so there is no standing water in the bottom of the container. Allow plant to dry out between waterings. Press fingers into the soil, and water when dry to touch. During winter months indoors, the snake plant should only need water around once a month. Error on the side of under-watering, as too much water will hurt the plant.

Golden Dreams Snake Plant

Apply a complete liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/2 strength every other month during the growing season, which is typically March-September. Do not fertilize in winter months.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.


Wipe smooth leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust.


When your plant has outgrown its current pot, transplant in early spring, if possible. With each repotting, increase the pot diameter 1 to 2 inches in size and use fresh potting soil or cactus soil mix.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.