If you are wondering how often to water your snake plant the answer depends on a few factors. The size and type of snake plant the potting mix the temperature and the amount of light the plant is getting all play a role in how often to water.
The biggest factor is the potting mix. If you are using a fast-draining mix you will need to water more often than if you are using a slower-draining mix. Snake plants like to be potbound so don’t be afraid to let the roots fill the pot before watering.
As a general rule of thumb water snake plants every one to two weeks. Allow the top few inches of soil to dry out before watering again. In the winter you can water a bit less often as the plant is semi-dormant and doesn’t need as much water.
If you are unsure if your plant needs water stick your finger in the soil. If it feels dry several inches down it’s time to water. If it still feels moist give it a few more days.
It’s better to underwater a snake plant than to overwater it. Overwatering can lead to root rot which can kill the plant. If you think you may have overwatered let the pot drain thoroughly and reduce watering frequency until you see the plant start to recover.
How often should I water my snake plant?
Weekly allowing the soil to dry out in between watering.
What type of potting soil should I use for my snake plant?
A well-draining potting mix.
What type of pot is best for a snake plant?
A pot with drainage holes.
Should I fertilize my snake plant?
Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
How often should I repot my snake plant?
Every 2-3 years.
What is the ideal temperature for a snake plant?
65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
What is the ideal humidity for a snake plant?
Normal household humidity.
Where should I place my snake plant?
In a spot with bright indirect light.
What is the best way to propagate a snake plant?
What are the common pests that can infest a snake plant?
Spider mites mealybugs and scale.
What are the common diseases that can affect a snake plant?
Root rot fungal leaf spot and bacterial leaf spot.
What are the benefits of having a snake plant in the home?
Snake plants are known to be effective at purifying the air and improving indoor air quality.
Are snake plants poisonous?
Snake plants are not poisonous to humans or pets.
However they can cause gastrointestinal upset if ingested.
How long does a snake plant live?
Snake plants can live for many years with proper care.
Can I prune my snake plant?
Yes you can prune your snake plant to remove damaged or dead leaves.