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Indoor Plants: Know the Difference Between Snake Plant and Spider Plant

The most noticeable difference is that a snake plant may reach a height of two feet while a spider plant can only reach ten inches.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
People who are sensitive to dust, pollen, or pet dander should grow this indoor plant.
People who are sensitive to dust, pollen, or pet dander should grow this indoor plant.

Indoor plants not only look good but they can make you feel good. Studies have shown that indoor plants can enhance your mood, productivity, and concentration. Today in this article, we'll discuss the major differences between two very popular and similar indoor plants - snake plants and spider plants.

What Is Snake Plant?

The snake plant, which is scientifically known as Sansevieria trifasciata, is native to Africa. It is sometimes referred to as Dracaena or Sansevieria. The plant has green leaves and spikes on its stem, and it may reach heights of up to 8 feet.

Snake plant is mainly cultivated for home decorative purposes and gardens. The best thing about this plant is that it requires little maintenance and less care and may be utilized for both indoor landscaping and outdoor decoration.

People who are sensitive to dust, pollen, or pet dander should grow this indoor plant.

Spider Plant

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is also a tropical plant that originates from South America. It is also called Chlorophytum, Chlorophytum comosum, and Arthrophytum. The plant has spikes on its trunk and greyish-green leaves that can reach a height of ten feet. Alike snake plants, this plant is also grown for the garden and home for decorative purposes. It can be grown indoors or outdoors in all types of environments.

High humidity and sunshine are ideal conditions for the spider plant's growth. The spider plant thrives in an area that is bright, sunny, and humid. Temperatures between 32°F and 104°F (0°C and 40°C) are acceptable. However, it cannot tolerate freezing. It is recommended that you provide it with an environment with high humidity levels. Use a misting system that allows for the constant release of fertilizer and water.

The spider plant should always be kept moist since it dislikes drying out. Regular watering of the spider plant is necessary. When the soil seems dry to the touch, you should water it.

What are the Differences Between Snake Plant and Spider Plant?

The Araceae family includes both the snake plant and the spider plant. Presently, both of them are popular indoor houseplants. The most noticeable difference is that a snake plant may reach a height of two feet while a spider plant can only reach ten inches.

Although the snake plant has a very attractive appearance, due to its inclination to extend its roots through the substrate and outside of the pot, it can be challenging to cultivate.

The spider plant is simpler to maintain because of its considerably more compact growth pattern. A relatively simple plant to grow is the spider plant. It is a plant that grows very fast and will quickly fill a large container.

Another difference is that a snake plant only bears flowers and seeds in its second year of development since it is a biennial plant. On the other hand, the spider plant consistently produces flowers and seeds every year.

The snake plant is hardier than the spider plant. The snake plant can survive in much colder temperatures than the spider plant. In fact, the snake plant may be cultivated outside year-round. During the summer, very popular for container gardening. During the winter months, however, it should be brought indoors because it will freeze.

Various soil types, such as coco coir, peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite, are suitable for growing snake plants. Spider plants are also known for their ability to tolerate unfavorable soil conditions.

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