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Q.My Snake Plant Is Not Growing, It Is Just Existing. The Plant Is Not Tall Like The Ones I Often See In Stores, On Web Sites, At

Zone zipcode 36532 gardening zone 8b | michael.kunz added on July 14, 2022 | Answered

nurseries, and some other places. could it be the pot? and that it needs to be ropotted? I have the plant in a 10″ plastic pot. the pot is 8″ deep. I know that this plant grows slow but if mine is growing any then it is outward. The plant over 7 years old.

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Answered on July 25, 2022

Is it possible you have the short variety? There are all varieties, heights, and shapes of snake plant. If you think you have a tall one, move it to where it gets more light. They are touted as low light plants, but they do better with bright, indirect light.

Another thing to check is the size of the container in relation to the size of the plant. If there is a lot of extra room in the pot, it may be too large, which can cause overly wet soils. If the roots are damaged, that would keep it from growing.

Snake plants need well draining soil. Porous containers such as clay can help to keep the soil dry. Make sure you aren't overwatering. The soil should be bone dry between waterings.

If you haven't fertilized, try an application of 10-10-10 slow release food. Or you can use a water soluble houseplant fertilizer and follow directions.

Here is more on their care:

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