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My snake plant has brown spots

Zone 20121 | seherraza8 added on October 12, 2019 | Answered

I noticed my snake plant has one large brown spot on just one of the leaves. I don’t think I watered too often, maybe twice a month- is it from over watering? Or is this something bad? Any advice and opinions would be appreciated!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 14, 2019

I would definitely say overwatering. You won't be able to go by any set time frame to water (like twice a month, twice per week, etc) since the soil will take different lengths of time to dry out depending on conditions.

These are very drought tolerant, and will need to dry out VERY thoroughly between watering. Make sure that this is dry almost down to the very bottom of the container before watering again. Make sure to only water until the water start to leak out of the drain hole, then let all extra water out of the container. If this is a container with no drainage, then you will have to lift the pot when it is completely dry, and completely saturated. When it reaches dry weight, water then drain any extra out of container. Or purchase a moisture meter that can reach to the bottom of the container.

You will want to treat with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

This article will help you to care for the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/snake-plant-care.htm

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