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Whether you grow them in a garden or on a balcony, snake plants will add a tropical touch to any home. They also act as purifiers that improve the air quality of your home, as their leaves soak up carbon dioxide and toxins from the air. With the right care, a snake plant will thrive and last for years. They are virtually indestructible, making them the ideal houseplant, even if you don’t have green fingers!

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1. Choosing Your Snake Plant

There are so many varieties of snake plant that it’s difficult to know which one to choose. They can be short or tall, and their leaves can be flat, concave, or round. The leaves are dark green and often patterned or edged with silver, white, light green, or yellow. All snake plants have the same care instructions, so choosing the right plant is simply a matter of which one you like best. However, make sure you choose a snake plant with dark green leaves, as pale leaves are a sign that the plant is not healthy.

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