Before I tell you what the snake plant and spider mites problem is called, let me tell you that it is known as Sansevieria, and its most powerful selling point is its ease of growing and ability to purify indoor air. Feng shui and NASA research use it as an indoor plant. This is a very straightforward and very simple houseplant. Infected snake plants will have discolored leaves and brown spots if they are infested with spider mites. What can be done? Why do snake plants suffer from spider mites? Let’s talk about it.
As a result of its snake-like leaf structure, snake plants are more likely to be infested by spider mites and mealybugs. Indoors, pests like spider mites are more dangerous and damaging because they suck the sap from the leaves and cause them to turn discolored and shriveled. Liquid pesticide works great on succulents to get rid of spider mites in snakes.
In snake plants, spider mites are likely to develop and could be eliminated by spraying snake plant leaves and stems with Neem oil.
Take a clean cloth if you don’t have anything else and start cleaning the sections of leaves and stems of the sansevieria. You should also clean the top soil of your plant.
Snake plants are attacked by spider mites when they are dry, so if you are growing them indoors use a humidifier or spray some water on the leaves to keep them moist.
Our snake plants will end up with decay, wilting, yellowing and browning spots if they are fed on dull, grungy, unclean, dusty leaves. If the part which is affected is cut down, that can be a solution. There are several ways to fix spider mite infestations in houseplants. Pruning is one of them.
Spider Mites Prevention
When you discover that your plant is infested with spider mites, the first thing you need to do is separate it from all other house plants so that it won’t attack them. The second step is to rub alcohol over any leaves or stems with bugs if the infected area is small.
As a third suggestion, Pointing Water thrust will make spiders go away if you don’t have anything else. Avoid letting your plant get dry again since these mites only appear when your plant is being dried out.
In the long run, you can prevent spiders by spraying water on the leaves.
How Do Spider Mites Look?
It’s easy to identify them because they have multiple legs and look like spiders. If you see spider webs on your plant, that’s the most common way to tell if it’s infected. The stems or leaves would be the location. Since they are free, they come from anywhere and move around quite often in search of food.
How Do You Get Rid of Spider Mites?
You can use neem oil to get rid of spider mites on snake plants, or you can use 1/3 rubbing alcohol and 2/3 water to make a liquid solution for Sansevieria. Snake plants can also be easily killed by spraying a solution on them to eliminate mealybugs and other insects. If you have a severe infestation, you can use a miticide to eliminate spider mites directly.
Snake Plant Care
Although snake plants require little care, you should always take good care of them. Give them partial sunlight or direct sunlight every week, and you will see their growth exponentially. They thrive in moist soil that is not soggy. Make sure you pour water. The sun should be between 8 and 12 in the morning if you are planning to place them in sunlight. Reduce the watering in winter to once every 15 to 20 days.