How do I take care of a snake plant?
Allow soil to dry between waterings and take extra special care not to over water in winter. Try to avoid getting leaves wet when you water. Place your snake plants in indirect light (although they are tolerant of a variety of light conditions) and fertilize during the growing season with an all-purpose plant food.
When plants don't receive enough water, their leaves begin to droop, or wilt. Often the edges curl and the leaves turn yellow, too. This is a defense mechanism, because shedding leaves helps a plant get rid of some surface area that would lose water to the atmosphere.
- Learn to take it back a few notches with these clues.
- Wet and Wilting. It looks wilted, but the soil is wet.
- Brown Leaves. If the leaves turn brown and wilt, there is the possibility that you have been overwatering.
- Edema. The third sign that your plant has been overwatered is edema.
- Yellow Falling Leaves.
- Root Rot.
- How To:
- Trim dead leaves. Trim away all dead leaves with a small pair of scissors or pruning sheers.
- Trim back dead branches and stems. When you trim the branches, start at the top and cut away a small amount at a time.
- Consider repotting.
- Check your home's humidity levels.
- Control the sunlight.
- Add nutrients.
- Damaged Roots During Transplanting. When you move a plant, especially a larger established plant, you will damage a lot of roots. It is quite normal for such a plant to show wilting right after being moved. It is quite common for people to water far too much after transplanting in order to try and fix the problem.
Updated: 27th August 2018