In the photo, down there at the left, is a snake plant. On Father’s Day, my daughter and I took a trip to Lowe’s over here in Northern Kentucky as I wanted to get me one. Well, now I’ve found out they—at least in this part of the country—are called Mother-In-Law’s Tongue.
In Seattle, where my twin brother lived the last five years of his life, they are referred to as snake plants. A lot of people who live up there in Washington State have these plants as they can do quite well without much sun. Sometimes it can be a bit cloudy in that part of the country.
While they don’t like a bunch of sun, they don’t like a bunch of water either. The best thing to do with a plant like this is to ignore it and not overwater it. Lowe’s way overwatered that plant to the point where I thought the roots might rot. I would put it in the sun for a couple hours every day to help dry out that dirt.
I’m happy to report that the plant and the dirt around it is now dry and the plant appears to be growing.
Just so you know, I’m going to call the plant “Snake” and not “Mother-In-Law’s Tongue.” I like Snake better.
Also, just so you know, the cow’s name in the picture is “Moo.”
(Photo taken by my daughter)