You can never have too many Sansevierias. I have quite a few Snake Plants, not only because I enjoy their look, but because they require very little care. Here’s everything you need to know about Sansevieria Hahnii repotting including the steps and mix to use.
Repotting Bird’s Nest Sansevierias has been a popular topic recently. I decided to make a video and post about its repotting specifically because the plant is very popular. It’s quite small, so I’ve been searching for a smaller plant and came across the Sansevieria Hahnii Jade.
Dark solid green, the Jade Bird’s Nest does better in lower light than snake plants with bright variegation. With its rosette form, I thought it would look fabulous in a small red ceramic pot in my garage just begging for a good companion.
When Should You Repot Sansevieria Hahnii?
The best time to repot a Sansevieria hahnii is in the spring or summer. Into early fall is okay if you live in a climate with more temperate winters. Winter is a time for houseplants to rest, so I leave mine untouched.
How Often Should You Repot Sansevieria Hahnii?
Snake Plants can’t survive in pots that are too tight. They actually seem to perform better if they’re a bit pot bound. In fact, I’ve seen quite a few plants that haven’t broken their grow pots and look just fine.
Snake Plants aren’t overly particular about their soil mix, but it needs good drainage and be well aerated.
The same company produces my favorite potting soils. I used it interchangeably or sometimes mix it. Succulent & cactus mix. I made it myself from succulents and cactus. I always have a batch ready to go of succulents mixed up when I get a chance, because I have so many.
Additionally, I used: clay pebbles, charcoal, worm compost and compost. These are optional. Learn how I nourished my houseplants with compost and worm compost.
Note: The clay pebbles and charcoal were used because there was only one drain hole. The pot should have enough drain holes for you to skip this step. In addition to improving drainage, charcoal absorbs impurities and odors. As a result, the plant can be planted directly into the ceramic.
My repotting & planting projects use worm compost & compost. It’s a natural and slow way of nourishing your plants.
REPOTTING SANSEVIERIA HAHNII
Water your plant at least 5 days before repotting it. You don’t want a dry plant that has been stressed to be repotted or transplanted.
It came out of the grow pot easily, and the plant ended up with a small root ball. I pressed on the grow pot to get the plant out.
I used a 1/2′′ layer of pebbles in the bottom of the ceramic and sprinkled a layer of charcoal on top. (Skip this step if you have a ceramic with adequate drainage).
My pot was filled with half succulent mix and half potting soil so that the crown of the snake plant would be at the top of the pot. Snake Plants like to stay on the dry side, so you don’t want that crown to sink too much.
I sprinkled a handful or two of compost over the top & added the rest of the mix around the sides. I gently pressed down on the mix to make sure that the plant was standing straight.
Top it off with more mix and a light (1/4′′) layer of worm compost.
Care After Repotting
We moved it into the living room and will let it settle in. It’ll take me about 10 days before I water it because the root ball was very moist and the spot it’s in has lower light. Snake Plants are vulnerable to root rot & being overwatered.
Watering this plant once a month is recommended because of the single drain hole & low light conditions. In the winter, I might do it every 2 months. I’ll see how it dries out!
You can never have too many Snake Plants. In a rosette form, the Bird’s Nest Sansevieria only reaches 10′′ high. Several leaves colors and variegations are available, so there is something for everyone.
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