Martha Stewart's Top Tips for Growing a Snake Plant After Dividing

Though an overall easy-to-maintain species, the snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) does need a bit of help to keep it thriving and growing for years.

This succulent is a beautiful plant, noted for its long, pointed leaves that seem to be reaching for the sky. Often in various shades of green, this can be an excellent addition to your houseplants, and because you can divide it, it can be a plant you share, too.

However, there are a few things you need to do to ensure your plant can continue to grow properly after dividing. Martha Stewart offers some foolproof tips.

Dividing snake plants, with their stunning sword-like shape and striped patterns, is a fantastic way to add beauty to multiple areas of your home.


You can divide these houseplants rather easily by separating them into pieces that each contain all of the important components (the root system, steps leading upwards, and green leaves).

Any time you are dividing a plant, you are creating stress on it, and that means it can become damaged or even diseased if not given the right environment and tools to thrive.

Stewart shared tips on how to care for various houseplants, the snake plant included. After explaining how to divide houseplants, she shared a step that makes a difference to their long-term growth: Make sure you fertilize them.

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