Snake plant or mother in law’s tongue is one of most favorite houseplant for so many people. Somany people just start growing one. Do you want to start but doesn’t know how to grow snake plant? Read this article to know tips and tricks to grow snake plant!
Incredibly hardy and structural, this indoor plant is the ideal choice for someone looking for a low-maintenance yet stylish addition to their home or office. Learn about the many benefits of Snake Plants and how to take care of and grow this beautiful indoor plant.
Best Soil to Grow Snake Plants
Root rot can happen if snake plants are planted in waterlogged soil, so you should provide them with well-draining soil. Compost for succulents or cacti has added sand that optimizes drainage for them. See our article on the best succulent soil mix to learn what it is.
Additionally, you can make succulent soil from scratch. Make sure to try it out if you can, because you’ll save money and have control over exactly what goes into it. There are many homemade soil recipes floating around on the Internet, but we like to mix three parts potting soil, two parts coarse sand, like builder’s sand, and one part pumice.
There’s a bonsai jack. One of the best soil mixes on the market. You don’t have to mix it with any other soil, it is pathogen-free (i.e. won’t kill your plants), it helps fight root rot, and it is perfectly pH balanced. Our office plants love this soil.
Repotting Snake Plants
The snake plant prefers to be somewhat squeezed in its pots, unlike many other succulents. Until they’re busting out, you don’t have to repot them. Make sure you wait until you see obvious signs of overgrowth, such as excessive top heaviness that causes your plant to topple over or roots that stick out of the drainage hole. Snake plants need to be repotted every three to six years.
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There are still a few things you need to know when repotting a snake plant. Plants like to be root bound, so choose a pot that’s no more than a few inches bigger than the old one when you repot your snake plant. The pot you pick must have a drainage hole, as snake plants will rot if water sits in them.
Repotted succulents should be about a third full when you get your succulent soil. Place your hand on top of the soil and gently turn the pot over to support your succulent. Try tapping on the sides of the pot a little if the plant doesn’t come out right away. Water it if you can’t get it to shoot (we’ve all experienced this). Soaking the soil will loosen the roots, making it easier for you to remove the plant.
Placing the plant in the pot and seeing what position it sits in will help you determine how to grow it. Ideally, your plant should sit one to two inches below the pot’s rim. It should be positioned properly if it is not. Add or remove soil to fix it. It is best to wait a few days before watering your succulent after it has settled into its new pot.
How Much Water Does a Snake Plant Need?
The watering schedule for succulents differs from that of other plants. Succulents do best when you let their soil dry out completely between waterings, which usually takes about a week. Water snake plants when necessary, but do so every two weeks and a half, instead of weekly.