Is Your Snake Plant Dying? Top 3 Ways to Save It

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Snake plants are great houseplants. Did you know that they release air and moisture into the air, which is great for anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma? It’s also considered one of the highest oxygen-producing plants. How great is that? These are just some of the reasons why I love this plant so much. But let’s be honest, not everyone has a green thumb. I remember when I first had one, and even if I thought I was doing a great job, I saw the leaves turn brown one by one. My mother asked me, “Is your snake plant dying?”. That’s when I started to take it seriously. If you’re experiencing the same problem, let Smart Garden Guide help you with these informational tips and tricks to keep them alive and healthy.



3 Main reasons why your snake plant is dying:

1. Watering

Waterlogged soil or continuously moist potting soil in a snake plant will lead to red rot. The roots will die so there is no way of absorbing the nutrients. Leave potting medium dry out before watering your plant. Feel the potting soil either with your finger or using a skewer. You can also lift it up and check if the drainage holes at the bottom are dry.

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2. Temperature

Do you leave your snake plants outside during the summer months? If so, it’s possible that it might be the reason why your plant is dying. If you don’t bring your snake plant again before nighttime temperatures drop below about 50F, your snake plant will experience considerable stress. This type of plant is used to living in hot conditions and is not suitable for colder temperatures.

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3. Pests 

You can see scale and mealybugs clearly on the leaves. Manually remove them with a cloth or use rubbing alcohol on a cloth. Spider mites, on the other hand, are very tiny. Once you see very fine little webs going between the leaves, make sure to address them right away. It will not die immediately, but over time it will suffer.


Is Your Snake Plant Dying? Top 3 Ways to Save It

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