Unboxing Houseplant From Perfect Plants Nursery
I thought they sent us the wrong size. You’ve got to see these pictures!
Working mostly out of a home office, I decided it was time to add some green. I have 2 houseplants in the whole house. A peace lily and a golden pothos. Amazingly, both have survived over 10 years.
Easy to grow and low maintenance were my key criteria. I narrowed my choice to a snake plant. They have unique, vertical leaves that look kind of like swords.
Then I discovered there are quite a range of prices for snake plants. There are also quite a few varieties that you can buy online.
Searching through our top-rated online nurseries, we came across a Sansevieria Zeylanica Snake Plant sold by Perfect Plants Nursery. They had a 4-inch container on sale for $14.95. If that didn’t sell me, what they said certainly did.
They can tolerate neglect and even people without a green thumb can grow them. Snake plants are loved by many for their easy care & maintenance. It is the perfect house plant to have in your home office, bedroom, bathroom, or sunroom.
Okay, I’m thinking, this is perfect. Then they offered a bag of potting soil for just $9.99. Turns out Perfect Plants Nursery grinds their own soils and have a large selection of soils for fruit trees, evergreen shrubs, various houseplants & succulents. They even have a few organic soil selections.
I ordered on a Tuesday and the order arrived on Saturday. The box was not customized in any way and had 3 holes someone punched into the box for air. There were a few of the dreaded industrial staples to pry out. I also had to pry them out of the bottom of the generic box to get the plant out. The real surprise came when I took the plant out of the box. A 2-foot tall snake plant!
Pictures are posted below. My first thought was that they had sent me a larger size by mistake. Their picture online shows a 4-inch potted snake plant with 5 leaves. This one had over 15! I measured the pot 3 times just to verify it was actually a 4-inch container.
I would have paid over $40 for anything remotely close to this size at a local garden center. Maybe warmer weather where they’re located in the Florida panhandle makes them grow faster? Either way, I was thrilled!
I have ordered shrubs from Perfect Plants twice before and were very satisfied with what was sent.
I would strongly recommend considering Perfect Plants for houseplants. Their only knock is that they have 22 houseplants listed for sale (mid-September) and 11 of them are out of stock. We did contact them via email. They replied right away & we were told they will have many more houseplants in-stock for fall & winter.
Unboxing Houseplant Pictures From Perfect Plants Nursery
Frequently Asked Questions About Snake Plants
Do snake plants clean the air?
Yes, they supposedly do. There have been numerous studies, including one from NASA, that showed snake plants can help remove toxic substances from the air including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. Keep in mind, their contribution to cleaning the air is small.
Are snake plants safe for dogs & cats?
Keep these plants away from your pets! They are poisonous to cats & dogs if ingested. Your furry friends can suffer from from nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you suspect they have eaten any part of a snake plant, take them to a vet immediately.
Are snake plants a mosquito repellant?
Surprisingly, YES! A lot of house plants (and their soil) can attract a wide array of gnats, flies & bugs. The snake plant, however, has a chemical called Saponin which repels mosquitoes.
How much light do snake plants require?
Snake plants can thrive in most light conditions, from low light to bright spots in your house. Too much direct sun could burn the leaves. Too little light will make the plant grow a little slower.
How often should you water a snake plant?
Snake plants prefer to have their soil dry out completely before getting watered again. As a general rule, water them once every two weeks. You can also do a simple soil test. Stick a finger a few knuckles deep into the soil. If any moisture is felt, don't water.