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Q.How To Grow Snake Plants In Water?

Anonymous added on November 26, 2023 | Answered

I have a snake plant (with roots) left in a glass cup filled with pebbles (example of the glass jar: image 67205121). The roots rotted (image 67171073). Why did the roots rot? Was it the level of water? Too much? or too little? Was the pebbles the cause? Too many pebbles causing a lack of oxygen? I am currently leaving the snake plant with roots rotted in another glass jar without pebbles (image 67211777)… what should I do to promote the growth of the roots of the snake plant in water?

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Answered on November 28, 2023

You don't mention if you are changing the water? Change it every two or three days to prevent the buildup of bacteria. Also, some people let the cutting callous over before inserting it in water to help prevent rot.

Snake plants root easily in soil or sand. You can cut the leaf, let it callous for a few days, then insert it in succulent soil that has perlite added for more drainage.

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