According to the Chinese Calendar, 2013 is the year of the Snake - the sixth of twelve signs that make up the Chinese Zodiac. This year is meant for steady progress, attention to detail, focus and discipline (oh my...). In celebration, we've rounded up some of our favorite snake plant snapshots along with easy plant care tips to inspire you to embrace the snake this year, too. One of our favorite houseplants, the snake plant is a beautiful sculptural addition to any room, and it is incredibly easy to take of - tolerating, thriving even, from a forgetful (or busy!) owner.
Name: Snake Plant, or Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sanseivieria trifasciata)
What: A low-maintenance, tough succulent, recommended for improving air quality, that grows almost anywhere
Origin: West Africa
Light: Tolerates most light (grows better in medium to bright light)
Water: Every 1 to 2 weeks (allow the soil to dry between waterings)
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(All photography via The Sill)