You can also root the plant from cuttings, but the fastest way to get a new snake plant is to divide it. The plant grows out from rhizomes which mass together and multiply as the plant gets older.
How can I make my snake plant grow faster?
They do equally well in sunlight or shade, however, they do best when they receive four to six hours of sunlight a day. They also grow faster when they are exposed to sunlight. They prefer the temperature to be 60 to 85 degrees Farneheit. During spring and summer, water your plant once a week.
How do you take care of a snake plant?
Do snake plants need direct sunlight?
They grow more quickly in brighter light, but strong direct sunlight burns leaves, especially when plants are outdoors. An ideal spot is about 10 feet away from a west or south window. These are low-maintenance plants. Temperature: Snake plants thrive in hot, dry environs.
Should I mist my snake plant?
Snake plants should not be misted at all. If we mist our snake plant, it is likely to make the foliage wet, resulting in root rot and pest problems in them. Snake plants thrive in average humidity levels ranging between 40-50%, and we must help the plant maintain the same.
How long does a snake plant live?
Some snake plants have lived from 20 to 25 years. Five to ten years is an average lifespan for a snake plant, but with good care it will live for many years.
Do snake plants have babies?
A unique feature of Sansevieria are their habit of creating ‘pups‘ from the main plant. A fleshy rhizome will extend from the main root ball and then grow a vertical set of leaves beside the main plant. These pups will grow their very own root structures and can be divided from the main plant.
How do I know if my snake plant is healthy?
Look for dark green leaves to make sure your sansevieria is healthy. Dark leaves on a snake plant indicate that it is healthy and well-nourished. Leaves that have a yellowish tinge on the outer edge of the leaves or leaves that are pale and floppy could indicate that the plant is dying.
Do snake plants attract bugs?
Scales, gnats, spider mites, aphids, and whiteflies are common pests attracted to the snake plant. Overwatering, high humidity, and poor air circulation are the root causes of pest infestation in the snake plant.
Where should I place a snake plant in my house?
Choosing a Location in the Home
Snake plants prefer bright, indirect light and can even tolerate some direct sunlight. However, they also grow well (albeit more slowly) in shady corners and other low-light areas of the home.
Keep the plant in a warm spot with temperatures above 50°F (10°C).
Can snake plant be kept in bedroom?
Similar to other household succulents, snake plants help to filter indoor air. What’s unique about this particular plant is that it’s one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night. This quality makes it an ideal plant for bedroom decor as it can help regulate healthy airflow.
Should I cut off the brown tips of my snake plant?
If the damage is minimal, you may snip off the brown part of the tip. The tip won’t grow back, so make sure you trim your plant in a way that looks good to you. If the damage is severe, chop off the whole leaf at the soil line. The rhizome root structure will send up new shoots soon enough.
What does an overwatered snake plant look like?
Soggy or Mushy leaves
This is the most common sign of an overwatered snake plant. So, it can store water within its leaves for future usage. But if you are supplying water more than it can handle, the snake leaves will look soggy or mushy. You may also find mold on the leaves or the leaves wrinkling.
How do I get rid of snake plant leaves?
Use a thin knife to cut the individual leaves away, being careful not to damage adjacent leaves. Remove all the leaves that you think are too tall. The smaller, younger leaves will continue to grow and preserve the character of the plant. If you want to grow additional plants, use the pruned leaves to start new ones.
How do you rejuvenate a snake plant?
To revive a dying snake plant mimic the conditions of its native range with infrequent watering, indirect light, and maintain a warm temperature to prevent cold stress. If the snake plant is dying take cuttings of leaves from healthy tissue for propagation.
Do you cut off deceased snake plant leaves?
Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata), also called mother-in-law’s tongue, is a common houseplant native to western Africa. You can easily trim the deceased leaves, but they may be an indication that the plant requires division.
How do I know if my snake plant has root rot?
Visible on the roots first causing them to turn brown and mushy — classic signs of rot. As root rot progresses leaves turn yellow, wilt, or droop and then become mushy as well. Once symptoms are visible in the leaves the problem may be past the point of rectifying, endangering the entire plant.
When should you repot a snake plant?
The best time to do this repotting is in the late winter or very early spring. This puts the transplant during the time of year that the plant’s not in active growth mode. But if needed, it can be performed at any time of year. You’ll know it’s time when roots start creeping through the drainage holes of your pot.
What do I do with broken snake plant leaves?
You can cut off the brown tips if you think it is an aesthetic issue. Be careful to cut to the edge, leaving perhaps a little brown sliver, so that the plant doesn’t have a new injury to heal. On the leaf where the damage is to the side, you can cut the leaf all the way to the bottom of the injury, if you so desire.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.