Don’t forget to like,comment and subscribe on my video. The leaves are healthy but even the stakes fell over. A 36″ tall Sansevieria needs to be in a container at least 12″-14″ deep to prevent it from falling over. A Rhizome root system is a horizontal root system that allows new shoots and leaves to grow from the soil while maintaining its horizontal position. A north-facing window is acceptable, but long periods of northern exposure may eventually cause droopy snake plant leaves. Nell, Hi Candas – It’s just like a wound on our bodies Candas. And by over loved, I mean of course, over watered. Whatever you call them, they’re 1 of the toughest and easiest houseplants that you’ll ever get your hands on. The tall, narrow, sturdy leaves are stiff and pointed, and some species send up delicate flower spikes. Treatment Fungicides such as methyl bromide are effective at treating southern blight in houseplants, but it’s recommended that for only a single plant you remove the diseased tissue entirely instead of chemical treatment. The Snake plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. This Snake Plant is one of the more petite varieties. Sign up for our newsletter. Because those leaves contain a lot of water, I let the bottoms heal over for 2 days before planting. Bending may be necessary if your plant grew too close to the light. Now it seems they are not showing good signs as you can see in the picture that the sides of the leaves are bending indicating to me that maybe they are going to die. Snake plants (or mother-in-law's tongue) are one of the most popular and hardy houseplants. Grower's Pot Pure Beauty Farms proudly grows the hardy Pure Beauty Farms proudly grows the hardy Snake Plant (named because of the shape of the leaves NOT because it attracts snakes). I have just put some snake plants into some new pots. Re: Spider plant leaves folding and bending. Because it was happening to 2 of mine, I thought it was time to strike while the iron’s hot and fess up just in case you were wondering. I would like to just re-pot it deeper but I don't know if that will utimately help or further damage the plant. The Zeylanica (L) & Laurentii leaves after a portion of the bottoms has been cut off. A. Random leaves falling or leaning over is just the nature of this wonderful plant. Find out the causes and what to do for a snake plant with curling leaves in this article. To propagate this plant, it must be divided rather than propagated from leaf cuttings. Last year (2018) I inherited a snake plant from my Mom that she was given when my Dad died – almost 46 years ago. One of them tends to fall over a little bit and doesnt stand supported like the others. The leaf propagating in a separate pot. Snake Plant Leaves Curling It is unpleasant to see the blades of the Snake Plant fold and twist in curves and circles. It can also be grown outside, either in pots or in the ground. They can be successfully grown by even those with the blackest of thumbs. And by over loved, I mean of course, over watered. The most common snake plant foliage presents as slender, green leaves with grey or silver horizontal streaks. What should I do to it. I've tried tying it up but the leaves are just too heavy. A. Angle your grow light so the light hits plants slightly from the side. A Snake Plant also exhibits wilting of the leaves with white thread-like growths and wet, softened areas of dying plant tissue. So I've had this snake plant fit and healthy for the last 4 years or so, but recently some of the leaves have been thinning around the edges, going almost paper like. I am not sure if I should cut them both off or if they can be saved. The leaves, roots, and rhizomes (the underground horizontal stem by which they spread) all store water. I’d always wonder why and what I had done “wrong”. The leaves grow tall (some will reach 5′) so if the base cinches in, the weight of the middle and top of the leaf pulls it down. FREE Shipping by Amazon. Press J to jump to the feed. ", we will help you diagnose and treat it! They’re easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know. 4.0 out of 5 stars 3. WHat can I do to either fix that or avoid it from happening again. However, a southern exposure works well during the winter months. Snake plants usually have green banded leaves, while the variety called mother-in-law's tongue typically features a yellow border. Light stress is most common when the light is beaming straight down from above. Post by CactusBoss » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:04 pm I moved it into a place with less light and the leaves are unfolding now. You could always toss the leaf, but why? From time to time you may find your snake plant leaves falling over. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' (variegated snake plant) has creamy yellow leaf margins. It’s happened to my plants and now I’m going to share with you what I do about it. I do not water it, because a snake plant outdoors doesn't need anything more than rain to sustain it. Like all succulents, snake plant is susceptible to root rot in soggy conditions, and droopy snake plant leaves often result when the plant is overwatered. Likewise, any rough handling of the Snake plant will cause it to scar. Snake plant tolerates relatively bright light, but direct light from a south-facing window may be too intense and may be to blame for drooping mother-in-law’s tongue. Maintain a temperature above about 50 degrees Fahrenheit in your snake plant's environment. Step 2. Leaves might be solid green or boast a blend of variegated tones, including silver, gold, white and green. I’m tickled pink to have you here! Like REEAAALLLYY over loved it. Definitely no feeding, especially in winter. Spring & summer are the best times for propagation. However, many species possess defensive traits that are harmful, or even deadly, to humans. Although conditions vary, a plant near a heat vent or a sunny window will need water more frequently. As your Snake Plant grows, this can happen 1 or 2 times a year. 08/21/2018. We were visiting my in laws out of state and she gave me a snake plant but we placed it in a box in the back of the truck bed. The leaves do not stand up straight anymore. It doesn’t need much care, water, or light, but you still have to give it a LITTLE bit of love if you want it to thrive. How about you? Noticed they were this way so re-potted, cleaning off the roots well first. Unlike most plants, the leaves of a snake plant will droop when they’ve gotten too much water not too little! I like to use jute string because it’s tough, inexpensive & non-obtrusive. One of the main problems that snake plants face is overwatering. I would use this same method of pruning, healing over, & sticking back in with the mother plant outdoors too. Snake plants do very well when divided as their root system is rhizome. Snake Plant Care. Hi – Info in these posts will help you out: https://www.joyusgarden.com/?s=snake+plants As to cleaning off the roots, I usually don’t do it & I’ve repotted many Snake Plants with success! Sansevieria trifasciata is beautiful perennial with pointed, lance-shaped, fleshy leaves. The striking foliage shoots straight up for several feet if allowed to grow to maximum heights. On the contrary, the leaves of a... Wrinkles and bending. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts . Karen S. (7b, NYC) 4 years ago. 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