Snake Plant Disadvantages No One Tells You About, the Ugly Truth




The snake plant, also known as Sansevieria Trifasciata (now Dracaena Trifasciata), is a popular houseplant that’s well known for its hardiness and air-purifying capabilities.

However, while it has  many benefits, including being low maintenance and tolerant of low light conditions, there are also some disadvantages to owning this plant.

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Each Snake Plant Disadvantage Explained


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


Slow Growth

Another disadvantage of Snake plants is they 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. As a result, they have adapted to grow slowly to conserve water and energy.


Bad Luck / Feng Shui

There is a widespread belief that Sansevieria will bring bad luck when kept indoors. This superstition has been passed down through generations and is believed by some to be true, especially in certain cultures.


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