Why Are My Snake Plant Leaves Falling Over? More about Snake Plants
Are the leaves on your Snake Plant toppling over?
Do you have any mind to stake snake plant?
We’ll explain why in this section.
I’ll also show you how to use leaf cuttings to prune and propagate snake plants.
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How to avoid snake plant falling leaves?
To keep them from falling over, you should prune and propagate, after that you should do some snake plant stake.
What are your thoughts?
Sansevierias or Mother In Law Tongues are other names for them.
Whatever you call them, they’re one of the toughest and most straightforward houseplants you’ll ever come across.
I’m not referring to a large number of leaves; just one or two every now and then.
It’s probably due to overwatering if you notice a lot of the snake plant leaves falling over.
Water is stored in the leaves, roots, and rhizomes (the underground horizontal stem by which they spread).
The leaves will mush out at the base, crease, and eventually fall over.
What can you do about falling leaves?
It’s quite straightforward. All you have to do now is prune and propagate.
If you prefer, you can cut the leaf into smaller sections, but I always go the route outlined below.
Snake Plants Grow – Getting Ready To Propagate
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To avoid a jagged cut and/or infection, make sure your pruners are clean and sharp.
I removed the bottom 5–10′′ of the leaves.
The amount depends on how thin the leaf bases are.
You’ll want to get rid of the weaker lower half of your body.
Make sure your cuts are straight and clean.
If you want, you can always propagate snake plant on the lower leaf sections.
Simply put the ends that were growing out of the potting soil into the propagation mix, not the other end from which you cut the top portions off.
After a portion of the bottoms have been cut off, the Zeylanica (L) and Laurentii leaves.
The lower portion of the leaves is thin and curled in here.
Above that part of the leaf, I make the cut.
I let the bottoms of those leaves heal for two days before planting because they contain a lot of water. Anywhere between 3 and 7 days is acceptable.
While propagating, you want the stems to heal so that the cut ends callus over and protect them from rotting.
Because it’s so hot in Tucson right now, I only needed to heal mine for a day or two.
By the way, I let the leaves heal for a month or so before propagating them.
You won’t notice any roots growing. After they’ve been planted, they’ll form.
What Causes The Snake Plant Leaves Falling Over?
I’ve been asked why a leaf will fall over at random and what to do about it.
Because this was happening to two of my plants, I decided to strike while the iron was still hot, just in case you were wondering.
It doesn’t happen very often to my Snake Plants, perhaps once or twice a year.
This occurs in my experience with the taller growing varieties, such as my darker Sansevieria trifasciata “Zeylanica” and the yellow-edged Sansevieria trifasciata “Laurentii” shown here.
Because the leaves grow tall (some can reach 5′), the weight of the middle and top parts of the leaf pulls it down if the base cinches in.
This wonderful plant’s nature is to have random leaves fall or lean over.
Back in the corner, a leaf has completely fallen over.
Best Time for Propagating Snake Plant
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Propagation is best done in the spring and summer.
I do it by putting the leaf back in the pot with the mother plant, which is the one it came from.
If you want, you can put it in a separate pot with succulents and cactus mix or propagation mix.
What Can We Do If It Won’t Stay Still?
This is the recipe I use to make my own succulent and cactus mix.
In either case, you’ll probably need to stake the leaf to grow straight until the roots form, and it can stand on its own.
I let the mixture dry for 3-5 days before watering it.
Plant the Zeylanica leaf, stake it, and tie it to the mother plant.
Should you repotting snake plant?
Repotting a snake plant is an important part of keeping it healthy and thriving.
It should be done every two to three years, or when the roots have outgrown the pot.
When repotting, make sure to use a pot with drainage holes and a well-draining soil mix.
Be sure to stake the plant if necessary, as this will help keep it growing straight and prevent it from toppling over.
Additionally, make sure to water the plant thoroughly after repotting and provide adequate light for optimal growth.
Snake Plant Stake!
Staking Indoor Plants for Support
Indoor plants are quite common.
Plants are exposed to wind and competition from other plants in their natural habitats…
…both of which encourage them to grow quickly and develop strong support structures.
Plants that are kept indoors, where there is little wind…
…frequently outgrow their support system and develop weak stems.
It may be necessary to stake your plants in these situations.
Indoor houseplants aren’t just for the sake of rapid growth.
Some plants are naturally top heavy and, in order to be grown as grow straight plants…
…they must be staked even outside.
One such plant is Bougainvillea.
Other plants, on the other hand, are natural climbers and require support to thrive.
This group includes many of the most beautiful philodendron species, as well as ivy, jasmine, and tropical plants like monster.
The type of plant you’re growing determines how you should stake it.
Snake Plant Care – How to Fix the Snake Plant Leaves
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The outer leaves, I’ve discovered, are the ones that fall over.
If the middle leaves are densely packed, they can support each other.
As your Snake Plant matures, it may fall over a few times a year.
Depending on how tall and heavy your leaf is, you may need to tie it to the stake to keep it anchored.
Jute string is one of my favorite materials because it is durable, inexpensive, and unobtrusive.
Keep Your Snake Plant Grow Straight With Simple Straight Stake
This is the most basic type of staking, and it’s best for single-stemmed plants with a lot of top weight.
Flowering plants and plants that have quickly outgrown their stems are examples.
This method of staking involves simply tying the plant to a single stake…
…which is usually a bamboo rod pushed into the soil.
Be careful not to tie the plant too tightly when tying it off.
As the plant grows and the tie cuts into the stem, this can cause injury.
Use a stretchy tie, such as nylons or special plant ties, to avoid this.
Wire or Shaped Support
This is ideal for creepers or plants that need to be trained into a specific shape.
Indoors, jasmine, which grows with long branches that flower profusely but can’t support their weight…
…is a good example.
A simple piece of wire, or even a wire coat hanger twisted into a loop…
…can easily be used for this type of staking.
Place both ends of the wire support in the soil and loosely tie the plant to it as it grows.
This has the added benefit of producing a beautiful and sculptural hoop-shaped support.
This is ideal for multi-stemmed plants that are too heavy at the top…
with blooms or foliage to stand on their own. This type of staking can be done in a variety of ways.
A simple wire cage can be used to surround the plant, or several stakes with twine strung between them can be used to form a support system.
In these cases, tying the plant to the support is usually unnecessary because the cage will support the plant’s weight.
Rather, ensure that the plant has enough space to spread out within the cage.
When to Stake a Snake Plant
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When to plant stake? It’s best to stake the plant when it’s still young and actively looking for support, regardless of the type of stake you’re using.
Also, rather than placing the stake in the pot’s center, it’s a good idea to place it near one of the pot’s edges.
Instead of letting the plant grow wild, this will give it more room to grow and make it easier to display the plant with a “good” side or growing straight.
Finally, most staked climbing or vining plants will need to be trimmed on a regular basis.
Check individual plant profiles to see if yours needs to be pruned.
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What else do you need? In this pandemic time like this, is a good choice for you to have a new activity…
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Snake Plants are the ultimate “set it and forget it” houseplant, which appeals to both novice and experienced gardeners.
For a snake plant care, you don’t want to overwater a Snake Plant, so go easy on the liquid love.
Here’s how to take care when Snake Plant grow indoors. If your Snake Plant leaves occasionally fall over…
…lean, or droop over the side of the larger pot, don’t be discouraged. It’s just the plant grow more feet tall than other species and varieties are built.
This has happened to my Snake Plants a few times. Fortunately for us, they reproduce quickly especially when it is growing season!
Good luck with your gardening!
Frequently Asked Questions Around Staking Snake Plants
Should I Stake My Snake Plant?
Staking a snake plant is not necessary, but it may help to stabilise the plant and grow straight.
If you choose to stake your snake plant, make sure that the stakes…
…are long enough so that they don’t touch the ground.
You can also wrap sturdy string around the plants’ trunk several times to secure it in place.
Why is My Snake Plant Leaning Over?
If you are noticing that your snake plant is leaning over, it could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Your snake plant is getting too much water and not enough air. Try watering only half-way or less to see if this solves the problem.
- You may need to repot your snake plant. Snake plants require a lot of moisture so it’s important to rehydrate them every 2-3 months by giving them fresh soil and plenty of water. If repotting does not solve the issue, then you might have a root system imbalance which can be corrected with organic amendments like compost or bone meal (a supplement made from animal bones).
How do You Prop a Snake Plant?
If you’re looking to prop up a snake plant, there are a few different ways that you can do it.
The easiest way is to use chopsticks or an other long object.
You can also hold the pot in place with one hand and support the rootball…
…of the plant with your other hand.
And finally, you can use a small rock or brick to prop up just one side of the pot.
Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important…
…to find something that works best for your needs.
Choosing the wrong props could lead to your plant falling over or becoming damaged…
…so make sure to test out each option before choosing finalize ones!
Do Snake Plants Like to be Root Bound?
A lot of people are unsure about this, but the answer is yes – snake plants like to be root bound.
This is because a pot with good drainage will cause less waterlogging…
…and therefore less stress on the roots.
Additionally, it makes it easier for you to take care of your plant since…
…you won’t need to constantly check on its watering needs.
Should I Cut Drooping Snake Plants?
Drooping snake plant is an Old World Climber that may be experiencing a dry spell.
If this continues, you may want to consider cutting the drooping part…
…of the plant in order to help it regenerate faster.
Snake plants are hardy and tolerant of low light levels and occasional water loss.
However, if your plant becomes seriously droopy or dies altogether…
…it is probably best to remove it completely and replant with a more suitable species.
How Do You Fix a Bent Snake Plant Leaves?
If you notice that a snake plant leaf is bent or out of alignment…
…the first thing to do is check to see if there is any water present.
If so, wait until the root system has recovered and then remove as much…
…of the water as possible with a watering can.
Next, use an established stem to straighten out the leaves while holding down one end.
Finally, secure in place with soil and Water lightly every few days until it reaches its desired form.
Can I Tie Snake Plants?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question, as it depends…
…on your preferences and the type of snake plants growing.
Some people prefer to tie their snake plants tight so that they will grow straight…
…while others simply enjoy the look of a loosely tied plant.
As long as the roots are secure and there is minimal water loss…
…experiment until you find a way that works best for you.
Is it possible root rot can cause droopy leaves?
If your snake plant’s leaves are drooping, it might have a case of “root rot”.
This happens when you water it too much or when the water doesn’t go away fast enough.
The roots end up sitting in the water for too long and get sick from germs.
To keep your snake plant happy, only water it when the soil mix is dry and make sure the water has a place to go.
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