Mother In Law's Tongue

My Mother-in-law tongue plant has vertical splits

Zone 8 | Mother-in-laws tongue added on April 30, 2014 | Answered

I water my plant every month or two and have noticed it has splits in the leaves near the center. What causes this?

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Answered on April 30, 2014

Leaf splitting in sanseveria is generally caused by physical damage - usually brushing against the plant, or wrapping it up at some point. Cats and dogs can also cause such damage. It's sometimes hard to pinpoint when damage happens because snake plants don't show the damage right away. Here's an article on snake plants:

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