Watering snake plant is one of the thing a gardener should do to care of their plant. Overwatered snake plant will make the snake plant dying. How do you know about overwatered snake plant? Here is the sign and how to fix overwatered snake plant!
Signs of Overwatered Snake Plants: What to Look For
Keep a look out for these five indicators of overwatered snake plant, according to Mast, to keep your plants healthy:
One symptom that a plant has been overwatered is the development of yellow or brown, limp leaves rather than dry, crispy leaves (which are actually a sign of too little water). Root rot has set in, and the roots can no longer absorb water, resulting in wilting leaves.
Sign number two: If your plant is losing both old and new leaves at the same time, you’ve probably overwatered it. Keep in mind that the leaves that are shedding can be green, brown, or yellow.
Overwatering is indicated by the base of the plant stem becoming mushy or unstable. Even a foul odor can develop in the soil.
Fourth sign: If the leaves have brown spots encircled by a yellow halo, that is a bacterial infection caused by overwatering.
Sign number five: Similar to sign number three, mold or fungus can grow directly on top of the soil if it has been overwatered repeatedly.
How to Prevent Overwatered Snake Plant
Fortunately, you may educate yourself about this typical blunder and avoid it from occurring in the first place. First and foremost, read the care instructions for each plant and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. A snake plant, for example, does not require the same amount of water or to be watered as frequently as a Parlor Palm Bloomscape plant. Each Bloomscape plant comes with a thorough care note that you should save and refer to as needed.
The second step is to make sure the pot has drainage holes. The main causes of overwatering a plant is because of the lack of drainage holes in the pot. “These allow excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot,” explains Mast. In the summer, people tend to believe their plants need to be watered every day, and a pot with no drainage holes further exacerbates this problem.”
How to Nurture Overwatered Snake Plant Back to Health
It’s time to nurse your overwatered plants back to health now that you’ve recognized them. You can just cease watering for the next few weeks and wait for it to recuperate in moderate situations. “Do not water until the soil at the root level, which is at the bottom of the pot, is entirely dry,” Mast advises. “To get an accurate moisture reading, raise up the plant and feel the soil from the bottom if the drainage hole is large enough.
Even if the top soil is dry, don’t water if it’s still wet.” If your plant shows all five indicators of overwatering, Mast advises, “you will need to be more active.” To keep the plant alive, she suggests repotting it and clipping away all of the afflicted roots. Waterlogged roots are dark or brown, but healthy root systems are white. “ With fine gardening trimmers, carefully remove the plant from its pot and clip away any dark or mushy roots.
In between each cut, wipe the area with an alcohol wipe. If you re-pot in the same vessel, wash it thoroughly with disinfectant soap and refill it with new, clean potting soil. “Once you have achieved this, water until it runs through the drainage holes.”
How to Water Your Plants in the Future
If your plants have been waterlogged, now is the time to make amends. Apply water until it drains freely from the pot bottom and remove any standing water.” Check out our Indoor Plant Expert, Cecilia, demonstrate how to properly water your plants in the video below!