Snake plants are also one of the most oxygen-producing houseplants, according to a Harvard study. And more oxygen equals less stress and a better night’s sleep.
The best news is your snake plant isn’t just doing all this hard work for you during the day. Unlike most other plants which can’t clean the air at night as there’s no light to transfer within photosynthesis, the snake plant takes care of you 24-7. The species has a metabolism that enables them to absorb pollutants like CO2 even in darkness.
Looking after them is a cinch. They don’t need a lot of water - every two weeks, check to see if the soil is dry. If it is, water it; if not, give it another week then check again. Sometimes you can water them as little as every six weeks. They thrive in just about any light condition, except for direct sunlight.
In case you weren’t convinced yet, let’s talk superficial features. A snake plant’s variegated leaves have splashes of yellow (the colour of happiness!) and a minimalist look, making them a gorgeous addition to any interior.