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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    August 16, 2023
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    I suggest repotting in soil for succulents and reduce watering. Remove the yellow leaves. Snake plants are usually pretty tough but will succumb to overwatering. Make sure the soil is dry between waterings. Also, even though they will tolerate low light, they do better with moderate light and may even flower.

    Does that container have drainage holes? If not, you may want to consider one with drainage holes. Snake plant needs well-draining soil that is on the dry side.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/droopy-snake-plant-leaves.htm

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    November 28, 2023
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    You don't need pebbles to root anything. They may have had bacteria that caused the roots to rot. The water doesn't need to be very high, about one-fourth as high as the cutting, which only needs to be 4 or 5 inches. Don't forget to change the water every few days to prevent the buildup of bacteria. This article will help:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/snake-plant-propagation.htm

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    November 28, 2023
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    You don't mention if you are changing the water? Change it every two or three days to prevent the buildup of bacteria. Also, some people let the cutting callous over before inserting it in water to help prevent rot.

    Snake plants root easily in soil or sand. You can cut the leaf, let it callous for a few days, then insert it in succulent soil that has perlite added for more drainage.

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    GKH_Susan on
    January 16, 2024
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    This is a sign of overwatering. Does the container have drainage holes? Had you recently watered? If the soil is saturated and will not drain, go ahead and repot it in fresh soil for cactus plants. If you leave it in saturated soil, it likely will develop root rot and succumb. You don't need to bring it inside unless temperatures are dropping.

    Here is more:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/droopy-snake-plant-leaves.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/transplanting-snake-plant.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/snake-plant-care.htm

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