Know Your Snake Plant
Watering Snake Plants One of the most common problems encountered with snake plants (and other succulents) is overwatering. These plants will develop root rot if the soil is soggy. Follow these watering practices to keep this from happening.
It’s not a good idea to water too much. Between waterings, let the dirt dry out. Don’t rely on how the soil looks to know when to water. Instead, carefully stick your finger or a wooden chopstick a couple of inches into the soil. Don’t watering if you see soil stick to the chopstick.
it is possible to get water from the bottom. The roots grow downward and deep to help the leaves. The plant isn’t growing as much during the winter, so you don’t get as much water as you would in the spring and summer. The leaves collect dust and should be wiped down with a damp cloth. In good weather, snake plants can grow quickly and need to be divided every year. Prepare for the spring by dividing and repotting.
Cut out a section containing both leaves and roots and place it in a pot with a well-draining potting mix. If a snake plant is pot-bound, it may flower occasionally. The flower clusters on the spikes are fragrant and greenish-white.
Snake plants prefer steady light with some direct sun. They can survive in dim conditions and can adapt to full sun conditions.
Plants of the Sansevieria prefer a loose potting mix. In sandier soils, this plant will perform well. Pick a media that packs and refuses to re-hydrate or drain correctly. It is advisable to use all-purpose cactus soil.
Wait between waterings to dry the soil. It’s a good idea to reduce watering during the winter when the soil is dry. If there is too much water on the side of the plant, it will kill it.
Temperature And Humidity
Sansevieria likes warm weather and will suffer if it is exposed to cold temperatures. If you want to protect the plant from drafts, place it in a place where it won’t be exposed to them. It’s best to have a temperature range between 70 and ninety degrees.
Snake Plant Not Growing
The snake plant may not be growing. There’s nothing to worry about. A big reason why people choose this plant is that it can be very slow to grow in low-light conditions. Don’t be afraid to be patient! During this time of year, you can fertilize your plant to boost its growth, because it will grow most in the spring and summer.
How To Fertilize Your Snake Plant
One of my favorite plants to grow indoors is snake plants. They have dark, stiff, upright leaves and come in many different varieties. You’re going to need to fertilize your plant if you want it to be in the best shape possible. We’ll go over a bit of the science behind fertilization and explain it in a way that anyone can understand. If you understand why you’re doing it, you’ll be prepared to fertilize your plant.
How Often Should I Fertilize My Snake Plant
There isn’t a certain time of year or a strict schedule to follow when it comes to snake plant fertilization. It is the amount of sun that your snake plant is getting that will determine how often you should be fertilizing it. You can refer to these guidelines as general guidelines.
If you fertilize your snake plant more often than the guidelines above, you risk overloading your plant with the right amount of nutrients and it could cause toxicity. This can be seen in leaf edges that are crisp or sudden leaves that are yellow. A plant in high light is taking up a lot of energy and taking up a lot of vitamins and minerals to keep up.
A plant in low light is not taking up nutrients very fast and therefore will not need to be fertilized very often. Snake plants are rather slow-growing and often advertised as plants that do well in low light, so you shouldn’t need to be fertilizing all that often. If you’re still not sure about how much light your snake plant is getting, you should only do it once a year. One of the plants that don’t need a lot of upkeep is the snake plant.
Know that your snake plant will grow during the spring and summer. Other than that it will grow slower than ever. Take your time and be patient to see the growth of your snake plants.