how to take care of snake plant

Sonu Verma

how to take care of snake plant

how to take care of snake plant

Watering Snake Plants

Overwatering is a common problem with snake plants. Consider bottom watering to avoid this. Reduce watering in the winter because these plants are less active than in the spring and summer.

Caring for Snake Plants

Maintain snake plants by dusting their flat leaves on a regular basis. They can develop quickly in ideal conditions, so divide and repot them in well-draining soil each spring.

Soil for Snake Plants

Snake plants prefer a loose, well-drained potting soil mix as a houseplant. They thrive in sandier soil, so all-purpose cactus potting soil is a suitable choice.

Temperature for Snake Plants

They cannot resist cold and will die if exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.

Pruning in Snake Plants

During the growing season, prune the snake plant to encourage new growth. To keep the height under control, use a sterile cutting instrument to remove the tallest leaves.

Potting in Snake Plants

Snake plants prefer shallow, broad pots with lots of drainage holes. The diameter of the container should be nearly twice the size of the root ball.

Common Pests in Snake Plants

Scales, gnats, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and whiteflies are among the most frequent houseplant pests. Neem oil can be used to treat insect infestations.