You can divide snake plant in several ways. Sansevieria is a slow-growing plant that can easily become overgrown; this is a terrific strategy to swiftly increase the number of full-grown plants. Sansevieria, popularly known as Snake Plant or the politically incorrect “Mother in Law’s Tongue,” is a popular house plant.
It’s one among the house plants I recommended as a great air cleaner in my post Clear the Air with House Plants. In this article, I’ll show you how to divide Sansevieria, often known as Snake Plant, so you may have more of this powerful oxygen provider!
Why an How to Divide Snake Plant
My discovery came when I took the saucepan out of the oven. There was no soil in the pot. When you have this type of root ball, it’s time to divide it. As the roots were shallow and the top was heavy, the tree kept trying to tumble (Division should have been done a long time ago). There is no doubt that this needs to be divided.
Let’s look at the causes and benefits of dividing a snake plant before we look at when and how to do it. Although many Sansevieria types have upright foliage that does not spread much, some can grow horizontally as well. Snake plants that grow outside in suitable weather conditions, in particular, can reproduce more quickly. The multiplication of their powerful rhizomes (underground stems that spread horizontally) and roots is crucial. Outdoor plants must be divided to keep their development under control.
Potted snake plants, on the other hand, don’t have much room to spread, yet they still thrive. They may get pot-bound as a result of this. Although most snake plants prefer to remain root-bound, splitting the roots is necessary if there isn’t enough room for the roots to expand.
The plant grows uneasy and distressed as a result of this. This can cause growth to be stunted. Because the plant is larger, the soil mix may not provide enough nutrients and moisture. If the exterior foliage is continuously in contact with the container’s rims, it may be destroyed. When roots are jammed together inside the earth, the soil becomes tight and difficult to drain. This is especially harmful to snake plants because
As a result, potted plants need to be divided or transferred to a bigger container after a few years.
Repot the Sansivieria Divisions
After you divide snake plant, you can repot the divisions to get new snake plant. So don’t waste what you have after you divide snake plant You can plant it in one gallon pots with well draining potting mix. A custom mix of 50% regular potting soil and 50% cactus soil.
Give Snake Plant Divisions Support
It is difficult to keep the new sections upright without staking them because they are so large and top heavy. Any kind of support will do, such as bamboo, small stakes, or anything else. You can use pantyhose, wire, or twine to bind them.
Plant them in ceramic pots that have more weight than plastic pots to provide more bottom weight, or you can place them in a crock for more bottom weight. Add some decorative stones to the soil for added weight, as well as just to make it more beautiful.
Snake Plant Propagation from Division
Rhizomes, the under-the-soil organs that help the mother-in-law tongue plant grow, cover the mother-in-law tongue plant. The leaves and stems contain the energy that allows them to grow. Cut the base of the plant into sections with sharp shears or a handsaw after you’ve removed the plant from its pot. I usually just cut them in half unless the plants are very old and have a lot of rhizomes. As a general rule, a new plant should contain at least three rhizomes and one leaf. Fresh potting medium should be used for each new section.