Grow snake plant in just about any room of your home. While it tolerates low light, snake plant grows fastest in bright conditions. As long as you water it now and again, it's tough to underwater this hardy houseplant. Water snake plant when the soil Take care not to overwater it -- allow the top inch of the potting mix to dry in between waterings. Snake plant doesn't require fertilizer, but will grow a little more if it is fertilized a couple of times during the spring and summer. You can use any fertilizer for houseplants; follow the directions on the fertilizer packaging for tips on how much to use. Snake plant doesn't require pruning because it's such a slow grower. Note: This hardy indoor plant is not meant for human or animal consumption.