9 Snake Plant Disadvantages No One Tells You About, The Ugly Truth

The snake plant, also known as Sansevieria Trifasciata (now Dracaena Trifasciata).

The snake plant is a popular houseplant that’s well known for its hardiness and air-purifying capabilities. It has many benefits, including being low maintenance and tolerant of low light conditions, there are also some disadvantages to owning this plant.

We’ll cover each Snake plant disadvantage so you’ll know exactly what to expect. 



Snake plants can be toxic to humans and pets if ingested because the leaves contain saponins and glycosides, a type of chemical compound that can cause irritation and toxicity when consumed in large quantities. 


Slow Growth

Snake plants grow slowly due to their natural growth habit. They are native to arid regions of West Africa and have evolved to thrive in dry conditions with little rainfall.


Bad Luck/Feng Shui

Snake plants bring bad luck because they resemble snakes, often seen as symbols of evil or danger. In some cultures, it is believed that keeping a snake plant indoors can attract negative energy or harm the household.


Falling Leaves

The most common reasons for leaves falling over in snake plants is overwatering. When a plant is overwatered, the soil becomes too wet, leading to root rot. This causes the plant to become weak and unable to support its weight, then the leaves fall over.


9 Snake Plant Disadvantages No One Tells You About, The Ugly Truth