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Questions About Snake Plants

Asked by
Cece on
August 20, 2019
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Q. Does My Snake Plant have a fungus?

I have a couple of different snake plants that I bought about a month and a half ago. All of them are getting large brown areas on them that look like a cross between a canker and fungus. There are absolutely no photos like it online. I am uploading a photo. Thank you for your help.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 20, 2019
Certified Expert
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I believe it is fungal leaf spot. You can see the spots with yellow margins that are merging with other leaf spots to make a large blotch. Remove the affected leaves and dispose of them. There may even be some oedema involved. Here is information and treatment:

https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/houseplant-diseases-disorders/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/plant-leaf-spots.htm

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Answered by
Cece on
August 20, 2019
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Thank you! I think you are spot on with your answer! Thank you for all the information :D

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Asked by
cactus77 on
August 26, 2019

Q. Snake plant dropping,

I water about every 2 months and 1/2 cup because is in a pot. However the leaves are soft, and droop, and a bit wrinkle and indirect sun from a window .Please help thanks

jent

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 27, 2019
Certified Expert
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They need more water. Probably once a month thereabouts. When you water, water till the excess runs through the bottom drainage holes. Then don't water again till the soil is dry. Here is more info:

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

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Asked by
Ishamnajeeb on
August 28, 2019

Q. Curling of snake plant.

My snakeplants have been curling. I do not over water my plants. Yes, they are also getting indirect sunlight. After searching in internet, I’ve found that thrips cause curling. I wanted to know if it’s the thrips that are making my plant shapeless. How can I identify if its really thrips and not somethig else? How to kill thrips? How to save my snakeplants from this infestation? Someone. Kindly help!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 28, 2019
Certified Expert
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I don't see anything wrong with that plant at all! Twisting is natural, or could indicate a slight pH imbalance, but that will not be detrimental to this easy going, hard-to-kill plant.

Thrips will cause major damage to your plant very fast. You will see damage, insect feces, and long thin insects on your plant, making it very visible. If you have thrips there will be no question about it. It will be VERY evident. They tend to make themselves known since they kill plants extraordinarily quick.

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

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Asked by
BWhite2 on
August 31, 2019
London

Q. Snake Plant Propogating

Hello – There was a seriously sad snake plant at work so I tried saving it by looking on the internet, currently have a bit of it in water and it’s started rooting.

What do I do now? I literally haven’t got a clue what I am doing … thanks 🙂

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 2, 2019
Certified Expert
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These will prefer to root in mostly dry, to dry soil. They are quite easygoing, as long as you don't overwater them. This is what will usually kill them.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/snake-plant-propagation.htm

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Asked by
Pintu.mitruka11 on
September 21, 2019
India New Delhi

Q. Whats wrong with snake plant leaves?

My snake plants have started to have wierd growth in leaves. These is yellowish blemish (not dryness) in the centre of the leaves and the leaf is growing a thin line of dryness. This happened to many leaves in the plant. Now the symptoms is visible in two leaves.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 23, 2019
Certified Expert
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It appears that it has been slightly overwatered, or the root area has remained wet for too long. If this is a new transplant, then it is best to only transplant into a container that is an inch or two bigger on all sides to avoid overwatering. This is especially true with the Snake plant. They are very drought tolerant, but not very tolerant of wet feet.

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

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