Snake Plant Fertilizer: When & How to Give Your Plant Food



You’re trying to do everything right for your Snake Plant or mother-in-law’s tongue (Dracaena trifasciata, formerly Sansevieria trifasciata). It’s growing well, but now you’re wondering about fertilizer.

There are so many types of Snake Plant fertilizers out there with different formulations. What are they made of? What kind is best? How often does it need to be fertilized? And is it essential?

Macronutrients and Micronutrients

Macronutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Micronutrients: Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Copper, Chlorine, Molybdenum and Nickel.

Different Types of Fertilizers for Snake Plants

- Organic: Organic fertilizers are made from a variety of plant and animal products.  - Synthetic: Synthetic fertilizers are made from non-living materials with chemical components for the specific N-P-K ratio, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients.

Different Forms of Snake Plant Fertilizer

- Liquid - Granules - Soluble Crystals - Foliar - Spikes

What Is the Best Fertilizer for Snake Plants?

Both organic and synthetic fertilizers with a balanced formulation of 10-10-10 will help to keep your Snake Plant in tip-top shape.

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