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Q.I Have A Huge Snake Plant. Sansevieria Trifasciata, I Think. It Has Some Leaves That Have Dry Brown Tips, There Are A Few Leaves

Zone Georgetown, TX zone 8, I think | Anonymous added on January 13, 2023 | Answered

that have brown edges where they used to be yellow. There are multiple leaves that have grown crooked and/or bent. It has been sprouting babies quite often lately. It sits in a south window and gets plenty of light. Since it is so large I turn 90 degrees at least once a week so that the whole plant will get about the same amount of sun. Some of the leaves are quite close together. Does this cause the problems I have described.

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Answered on January 16, 2023

Leaves growing close together shouldn't be a problem. Have you inspected for bugs like spider mites or mealy bugs? The brown edges could be from underwatering, though that is not usually an issue with snake plant. Most problems are due to overwatering. Snake plant doesn't need direct sun, but indirect sun. The brown leaves could mean it is getting too much sun. The bent leaves can be removed at the base of the plant. Following these care guides should help:


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