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10 Tips to take care of snake plant

by gardengik Date- 03 Aug 2022 views - 559

How to Care for a Sansevieria or Snake Plant

  1. Use proper Pot Size with drainage and a mix of Cocopeat, vermicompost, and perlite instead of ordinary soil to create good median soil (soil that allows for increased aeration and water drainage).
  2. If a plant is growing in a pot with other plants, you should repot it. In 3–4 months, the sides of a snake plant will normally be covered in baby snakes.
  3. To prevent plants from being too hot, place them 1 foot away from south-facing windows. One can position themselves close to windows in various directions.
  4. To ensure that it receives an equal amount of sunlight, rotate the plant once a week. also capable of being cultivated inside.
  5. Although they are relatively hardy plants, the ideal temperature range for the plant is between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius; they shouldn't be placed in overly hot settings.
  6. If the soil feels dry to the touch or during the heat, water once every two days. Less water is best. Don't water too much.
  7. Use water that is at room temperature.
  8. Considering how sensitive the roots are, water the plant from the sides rather than the center.
  9. During the spring, apply regular fertilizer (NPK 19:19:19 is one example).
  10. If leaves are dusty, wipe them off with a moist cloth.

Why is my snake plant dying?
Your plant can be receiving too much water or not enough sunlight. See whether it revives itself by relocating it to a new area of your home or, if it's not too hot or cold, outside. You might also try replacing the dirt with new soil.

Sansevieria / Snake Plant propagation basics

Leaf cuttings in water, leaf cuttings in soil, and rhizome(creeping rootstalk) division are the 3 different ways to propagate Snake plants 

Snake plants are best Plants for Balcony Gardening. 

 

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 Taking care of snake plant  in detail :

Snake plants, also known as Sansevieria or mother-in-law's tongue, are popular indoor plants due to their low maintenance and ability to tolerate a wide range of conditions. Here are some care tips for snake plants:

  1. Light: Snake plants can tolerate a wide range of light conditions, from low to bright indirect light. They can even tolerate some direct sunlight, although it's best to avoid intense, scorching sun. Place your snake plant near a window where it can receive adequate light, but avoid exposing it to prolonged periods of direct sunlight.

  2. Watering: Snake plants are succulents and store water in their leaves, so they are drought-tolerant. It's important to let the soil dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Water the plant thoroughly and allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. During winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant goes into a dormant period.

  3. Soil: Snake plants prefer well-draining soil. A good potting mix for snake plants is one that is specifically formulated for succulents or cacti. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

  4. Temperature and Humidity: Snake plants are adaptable to a wide range of temperatures. They can tolerate average room temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C). They are also not overly sensitive to humidity levels and can do well in average household humidity. However, they prefer moderate humidity levels.

  5. Fertilization: Snake plants are not heavy feeders and can do well without frequent fertilization. You can use a balanced houseplant fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) at half the recommended strength, applied every 2-3 months.

  6. Maintenance: Snake plants are relatively low maintenance, but they benefit from occasional care. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves to keep the plant tidy and promote new growth. You can also wipe the leaves gently with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them looking fresh.

  7. Propagation: Snake plants can be easily propagated through division or leaf cuttings. Dividing the plant involves separating the offshoots from the main plant and potting them separately. Leaf cuttings can be taken by cutting a healthy leaf into sections and planting them in a well-draining soil mix.

By following these care tips, your snake plant should thrive and provide you with its air-purifying benefits and attractive foliage for years to come.

 
 

 

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