Snake Plant Basic Care
Why Falling Leaves On Snake Plant Happens To Me?
Snake plants do best in bright, indirect light, but they can thrive in low-light spaces and sometimes tolerate direct sun.
The amount of water your snake plant needs is relative to how much light it gets, so take that into consideration…
….as you choose its place. More light means it’ll need more frequent (but still rare) waterings…
…while plants in dimmer areas will need less water. Fertilize your snake plant every two to three months.
They can be repotted during any season, though they can go three or four years before repotting in a larger vessel with fresh soil.
Now back to the main topic, is it possible to save your rotting snake plant? Esepcially the falling leaves on snake plant?
Yes it is! Here’s Im gonna told you about saving rotting rot from snake plant!
So sit back, relax, and read this and say no more to rotting of your snake plant. Here we have story from Anthony…
about his experience having issue falling leaves on snake plant.
Let us hear Anthony’s story
“Oh, it’s just that my snake plant is in a pot and the leaves are falling off. What should I do?”
I was leaning on my desk and checking the overalll condition of my snake plant.
I am not expecting this falling leaves on snake plant happens to me.
The leaves were all drying up and they would be dropping soon enough if we didn’t take care of them.
Before this happened, I had learned about how easy it was to grow plants indoors with minimal effort or space needed.
But this thime become nightmare! I grab my laptop and start searching how to turns this back to normal.
After a long journey searching and applying what I learn to my snake plant, 3 months of struggling…
.…finally I can bring back my snake plat to healthy state.
The main cause of snake plant leaves falling over is overwatering, and this is the main issue that comes up generally with these amazing plants.”Hayley, author from osera.org
Here’s the main thing…
Falling Leaves On Snake Plant Over or Leaning? Causes & Prevention
Sansevieria trifasciata and its other varieties, commonly known as snake plants, mother-in-law’s tongue…
….and Viper’s bowstring hemp are low maintenance, highly tolerant houseplants that are considered to be among the best houseplants.
Why is snake plant a tropical species native to West Africa and can be cultivated in USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11?
Why are the plant’s leaves changing colors?
This decorative plant is often the first choice of the majority of the home-owners for their living rooms…
….as it purifies the air and beautifies a modern house or apartment with its dark green, sword-like foliage.
The upright leaves hold moisture and allow Sanseviera to perform better than other houseplants…
…even during droughts and low light conditions.
Although it is particularly difficult to damage this plant, some conditions cause the beautiful green and yellow strappy leaves to curl, droop, or fall over.
Curling or Falling Leaves On Snake Plant Over
Snake Plants could curl their leaves for many reasons. The first thing you should do is identify the problem.
A common Snake Plant problem is thrips, which is a tiny black insect that can infest and eventually kill the plant.
Check your plant by shaking it on a white sheet of paper. If tiny black bugs fall off the plant, it may have thrips.
No need to panic! Simply remove any clearly damaged leaves with a sharp blade, then spray the plant…
….with plenty of water and wipe it down with a clean cloth.
Follow this by spraying the plant with neem oil a few times a week for a month.
Why Is It Happen?
Snake plants are known for having pointed, upright leaves between 8 inches and 5 feet tall.
Home gardeners often complain about falling leaves on snake plant over or bending randomly.
This problem can be caused by overwatering, lighting issues, or incorrect repotting practices.
Among other succulent plants, the mother in law plant is capable of storing water in its leaves…
…which makes it thrive in its native dry and rocky environment.
Sansevieria dislikes wet feet, and suffers from root rot if watered excessively or when the soil is poorly drainage.
Other reasons include placing the Sansevieria in dark spaces with no light for extended periods of time.
Although snake plants are hardy and will grow well without direct sunlight, extended exposure to bright light…
…or intense sunlight can cause leaves to fall over.
In this instance, if no watering or lighting problems are present, the droopy leaves might be caused by improper repotting.
Repotting more often than 3 to 5 years or placing it in a pot too large for it can also lead to rotting roots.
Underwatering a Snake Plant
If you are guilty of drowning your snake plant, it may be because you had a bad experience or misinterpreted good advice.
After all, snake plants are among the hardest to kill houseplants because they don’t die easily.
Because snake plants belong to the succulent family, they can go without water for surprisingly long periods…
…rivaling many other succulents since they can also grow underwater.
Under optimal conditions, you can go without watering your snake plant for as long as six weeks.
However, no plant, and certainly not succulents, can go without water for an indefinite period of time.
Once the soil evaporated any remaining moisture, the snake plant needed more water almost immediately.
It’s kind of like the snake plant’s last-ditch effort to get your attention. By this point, it’s screaming for water.
Before it gets to that, the snake plant will illustrate signs of distress that you can easily miss if you don’t know what to look for.
- Do the leaves feel weak,
- Do the leaves feel brittle on the occasions in which you handle them?
- Have you seen some discoloration throughout the leaves, such as browning or yellowing?
- Have the snake plant’s leaves have curled or feel crispy at the edges.
These are all signs that your snake plant is underwatered. Stunted growth is also evidence of that…
…but good luck noticing that either. It is known for snake plants to grow very rapidly, and an abrupt change..
…in their growth can easily slip right under the noses of even the most experienced indoor gardeners.
Overwatering Can Cause Root Rot
If you’ve read even a few other articles here on indoor Plants For Beginners, you’ve probably heard of a plant condition called root rot.
I talk about it regularly because it’s one of the top reasons people end up killing their beloved houseplants.
If not, then let me tell you. When you water a healthy houseplant, the water hits the soil’s surface…
…then moves through air pockets to reach the roots, which consume the water, maintaining continued plant growth.
However, if you douse a plant in water, the soil gets saturated, and the air pockets that provide oxygen to the roots are filled with water.
It is drowning since it can not breathe. As the root system saturates it will absorb some water…
….but not quickly enough. It begins to rot, transforming from thick, firm, and white roots to slimy, mushy roots, and black ones.
Overwatering your houseplant can cause root death. At first, the green ends of the roots may be affected.
However, the more you water your plant, the more damage it will sustain.
As you can probably guess, a houseplant with dead roots is as good as dead itself.
It will attempt to let you know something is wrong before the root rot becomes severe by falling leaves…
…on snake plant, wilting, or drooping.
The snake plant’s leaves will become brown or yellow with a soft texture, not crisp, similar to that with underwatering.
Snake plants are especially sensitive to root rot, so you have to use an even lighter hand when watering them.
Last but not least…
How To Prevent Falling Leaves On Snake Plant?
Water Sansevieria when 2′′-3′′ of soil is dry to the touch. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
Taking extra care when watering the plant would go a long way. Snake plants exposed to partial sunlight..
…would need more frequent watering. Once every 2-4 weeks, water the plant and stop once the water…
…runs through the drainage hole of the container. Make sure the pot has drainage holes and water one time…
…a month during the winter months. Sansevieria care includes a fast-draining potting mix or a regular soil…
….combined with coarse sand or perlite placed in a pot one size larger.
Expose the indoor plant to a southern window during winter and to an east-facing window for the rest of the year.
If it has developed rotten roots, wash and trim the rotten roots, and place the plant in a new pot with good drainage.
- Prune the drooping leaves.
- Avoid adding any fertilizer to the pot until the roots have restored their health.
See having Snake plant is good choice for you to have! It’s cool, its famous, it’s easy to have and care!
What else do you need? In this pandemic time like this, is a good choice for you to have an new activity…
…and having snake plant is a good choice for you to have!
Last thing for sure. This plant need to be care carefully, remember plant need the “love” too.
Alright that’s all for today! Do you have any questions about all of this?
Or do you want to add some good method for fixing falling leaves on snake plant?
Let me know your recommendation from the comment below.
I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!