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How do I safely repot a very tall snake plant (leaves over 4 ft tall) without damaging it?

Zone Brevard, NC Zone 7a | Anonymous added on January 21, 2020 | Answered

The plant is extremely healthy and most of the leaves are well over 4 feet tall and I'm afraid I'll damage those long leaves during the process of changing out the pot. Should I carefully wrap the leaves together as one solid 'unit' in order to stabilize them during the repotting? It's a beautiful snake plant that gets lots of compliments and I really hate to ruin it!

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on January 21, 2020

You may want to make sure that repotting is what you really want for your beautiful plant. Not all plants, including snake plants, are unhappy about being rootbound. Check out this article:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/should-you-repot-your-plant-happy-root-bound-house-plants.htm

But, if you feel you do need to repot the plant, your idea about lightly binding the leaves to prevent them from breaking makes a lot of sense. You may consider gently wrapping the plant with plastic wrap or bubble wrap for the procedure. And be sure to water it the day before.

Read other repotting tips at https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm

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