Snake Plant watering requirements

07/05/2023 06:56:11

Snake Plants (Sansevieria) are known for their low-maintenance and drought-tolerant nature, making them relatively easy to care for. Here are some guidelines on Snake Plant watering requirements

Water only when the soil is dry

Snake Plants are susceptible to root rot if they are overwatered, so it's important to wait until the top inch or two of soil is dry before watering. Insert your finger into the soil to check for dryness.

Avoid getting the leaves wet

When watering your Snake Plant, try to avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can cause them to rot or develop mold.

Water from the bottom

One way to water Snake Plants is to place them in a saucer or tray filled with water, and allow the soil to soak up the water from the bottom. After about an hour, empty any remaining water from the saucer.

Use room-temperature water

Snake Plants prefer water that is at room temperature. Avoid using water that is too cold or hot, as this can shock the roots.

Reduce watering in winter

Snake Plants are dormant during the winter months, and their water needs are reduced. During this time, you can water your Snake Plant even less frequently, waiting for the soil to dry out more thoroughly before watering.

Don't let the soil stay soggy

Snake Plants prefer well-draining soil that doesn't stay soggy. Make sure to use a pot with drainage holes, and don't allow the plant to sit in standing water.

Following these guidelines can help ensure that your Snake Plant stays healthy and thrives. Remember that it's better to underwater than overwater, so err on the side of caution when it comes to watering your Snake Plant.