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Q.My Starfish Sanseveria Doesn’t Produce Pup Next To It. It Grows A Whole New Arm With A New Plant At The End!

Zone 94558 | Anonymous added on September 25, 2023 | Answered

This new arm is sort of segmented with short thorns every couple of inches. I have cut the whole arm off and potted the whole new plant at the end more than once…works fine. My question is, does that segmented arm have a whole new potential plant in each segment? If I leave that weird arm attached will it continue producing new plants at the end? Or just die off?

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Answered on September 27, 2023

As with any snake plant, you can cut off a leaf at the base and cut it into multiple sections for rooting, either in water or soil. It is important to keep the top of the leaf always facing up, i.e., don't plant a section upside down.

If you are removing the new plant at the end, and want to leave the arm attached, I would guess it would grow another pup at the end. I couldn't find documentation of that, however. But other types of succulents can do that like the donkey ears.


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