Questions tagged [snake-plants]

Common, low maintenance houseplants formerly known as Sansevieria now reclassified to Dracaena. Also known as mother-in-law's tongue. Use this with questions about care, propagation and identification of snake plants.

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Do I need to give my snake plants a snip after a fall

My daughter dropped my snake plant from the stand could someone please guide me of where to now, I think it is little damaged? Snapped leaves but not fully broken (will post pic if I can) But could it ...
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Just brought a snake plant from the store and

I just wanna know how I can fix it? Like the edges are brown ... I cannot upload a photo ... it's too big sadly. I am a beginner to plants. I ordered it thru instacart.
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Snake plant new growth

Why is the new growth on my snake plant losing color. I have one in garden soil and the other in potting mix. The older leaves color remain vibrant but the new leaves are not. They are on my balcony ...
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Sansevieria (Snake Plant) mother plant dyeing after new rhizome bud

I have had this Sansevieria for three years. It had a new rhizome bud about three months ago and I waited for it to get bigger and then remove it from mother plant. In the last two weeks the leaves of ...
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Yellow leaves on snake plant

I have had this snake plant for over 6 years now and just recently repotted it with a mix of soil, orchid mix and perlite as I noticed it was going yellow. I'm not sure if half of it wasn't getting ...
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Sansevieria laurentii snake plant

My plant is not growing straight up. It seems to spreading. I know these type of plants grown straight up and tall. What could be the cause of this? I water once a week. Its near a bright window. I ...
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Identify plant and problem, maybe a Sansevieria?

A friend gave me this plant but didn't know what it was. I thought it could be some kind of Sansevieria, but I'm not sure. But the problem is the leaves are getting yellow, and I don't know why. The ...
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What kind of a disease is that?

My Sansevieria plant was great for almost a year. A couple days ago I noticed this (looks as if leaves are drying out from the inside). How should I treat it now and what I did wrong with it? ...
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Snake Plant decayed after propagation

Just to let everyone know in beginning what happen to whole plant - IT DIED Now how this happen, I had Sansevieria trifasciata with green Center and yellow edges, It had 3 pups and that plant started ...
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What is the Name of this Plant and is it succulent or Sansevieria

I bought this plant from Ikea atleast 2 months back, and shifted it to a slightly bigger pot and now i see new "leaves" are starting to come. But what is the name of this plant and category
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Is my Sanseveria dying?

I'm new at gardening. I think I have over watered my Sansevieria. I don't know what to do. I've removed it from the pot, but I'm not sure if I should immediately repot it in a new soil. The longer ...
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Is my snake plant dying or is this normal?

Not sure if this is normal for leaves to die or if it's something else? I repotted this a few months ago and it's generally been doing okay I think, and even has a new growth. However a few weeks ago ...
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Dead flies around my Sansevieria

I have what I think is a Sansevieria trifasciata for about 3 months. It has been always in my room and this week I moved to a different apartment. Since I moved in to this new room, I've been finding ...
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How is variegation returned to a Sansevieria laurentii?

I've read in several places that propagation from clippings, will result in the Sansevieria laurentii variety reverting to solid green leaves and shoots. Most articles say that propagation by division,...
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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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What should be the growing medium for Sansevieria plant [duplicate]

I have few sansevieria plants that need to be placed in the rooms. I want to know what kind of soil/growing medium is best for this plant. Some says, growing medium should be like cactus or succulents....
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Never managed to keep a plant alive for more than a month and then I moved

So when I moved I got a lot of plants as housewarming gifts. So far so good, it has been 6 months and most of them are alive (except for the orchids). But now they are turning yellow and I don't think ...
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Is there any way to recover drooped/folded leaves?

My snake plant is drooping because of the lack of sunlight. I'm going to revive it by moving the pot, but do I have to cut very folded/drooped leaves? They are bent from the middle of the leaf. Any ...
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Chuck the plant - am I ill?

My name's Chuck, and I'm a plant. Bamboo tells me I'm a Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii, also known as "Mother in Law's Tongue" or "Snake Plant" (see other question here). I live indoor with my ...
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Is it helpful to add coffee grounds to a droopy mother-in-law's tongue?

I have a mother-in-law's tongue, Sansevieria trifasciata, that's getting a bit yellow and slightly droopy. A friend recommended that I add some coffee grounds to the soil, which I've been doing, but I'...
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Do snake plants (Sansevieria) stop growing if their tips get damaged or broken?

I heard on a video on Youtube that a snake plant (Sansevieria) will stop growing if it loses its leaf tips or if the tips gets brown or broken. Is this true? Many of the tips of my Snake plant are ...
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What to do with the damaged leaves of the Snake Plant (Sansevieria)?

I planted my Snake plant today and chose the best from the bunch. However, some of the tips has either dried off or damaged by some other means. I am posting some pics for better understanding: Cut ...
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What's the best type of potting soil/mix for a Sansevieria (snake plant)?

I have a Sansevevieria (Snake Plant) and I'm looking for the best type of potting soil/mix for it. I checked some sites on google and couldn't understand a thing. Almost everyone has a different ...
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What's the best way to handle dirt in my Sansevieria (snake plant)?

My Father rescued some Snake plants yesterday and I potted them in bad soil till I get a better one. Now after inspecting it, I found dirt settled in the plant. Here is an image to show what I mean: ...
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What is wrong with my Mother-in-Law's Tongue/ Snake Plant?

It's been more than one month since I planted this Mother-in-Law's Tongue/Snake Plant. It was fine in the first few weeks. I had put it near my Wi-fi where less light reached it. It was doing fine ...
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