Save my snake plant!
I messaged you on Instagram in a panic because I found spots on the leaves of my snake plant.
I’ve been testing the soil using a stick. Today the bottom part of the stick (lower 1/4 part of the pot) still feels a bit damp. I’ll wait until the stick is completely dry before I water. Please let me know if this is correct.
Also, I’ve observed that some leaves have started to fold inward lengthwise and one has bent crosswise. Is this normal?
Appreciate your response and I hope to hear from you about how to help my snake plant become healthy.
1) How long have you had the plant?
2) Show me the overall space where the plant lives
1. About a month
2. Here are the photos of its area:
The damaged areas will never actually “heal” so if they bother you, cut off those leaves. Unfortunately, there’s no “fixing” them. To lower the chance of more of them appearing, ensure you’re letting excess water drain away or, if there’s no drainage hole, don’t pour more than one quarter the total volume of the soil.
Snake plant leaves sometimes will grow in different shapes compared to the leaves you first got them with because your interior space is just a fraction of the light that a nursery has (where those leaves developed). Different leaf shapes are to be expected.
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hi Darryl I have 5 snake plants, 1 yucca and 1 zz plant. I usually water all of them about 2 times a year.
So far they are looking healthy.
On occassion I wipe down the leaves to remove any dust.
Hi, I always read that snake plants actually enjoy a shadier corner / part of the room. I see you both positioned your snake plants very close to your windows. Is this what you would recommend?