Sansevieria trifasciata (also known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue) is one of the most popular and hardy species of houseplants. It features stiff leaves that range from six inches to eight feet tall, depending on the variety. Snake plants vary in color but usually have green banded leaves and commonly feature a yellow border. These plants are easy to grow and nearly indestructible; they will thrive in either very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. If repotting, do so in the spring.
Although they are very forgiving, snake plants prefer indirect but steady light with some direct sun. They can adapt to full sun conditions and will also survive quite dim situations.
Let the soil dry between waterings. During winter, reduce watering to monthly, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch. Err on the side of under-watering; too much water can kill the plant.
Feed with a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season or a balanced liquid slow-release (10-10-10 fertilizer) diluted to half-strength. Do not fertilize in the winter.