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Q.Why Are The Leaves Of My Snake Plant Falling Off?

Zone London | Anonymous added on April 11, 2021 | Answered

I have this snake plant and I noticed 2 leaves started bending and eventually fallen off over a week. I have watered it quite infrequently and it is not exposed to direct sunlight. When starting falling off, the leaves weren’t as “hard” as the other ones and when they came off they were quite white at the root. Do you have any suggestions? I understand it might need repotting however I’m not 100% sure. Thank you in advance.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on April 12, 2021

The container looks like a pot within a pot, so it could be a drainage problem. When you water, do you remove the inner pot to water and let it drain before returning it to the cachepot? If not, there could be water collecting in the bottom that is being absorbed by the roots.

If you think it is root rot, replant in fresh cactus soil.

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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