If you’re wondering why your snake plant has no roots there are a few possible explanations. One possibility is that the plant was never rooted to begin with and was simply produced by leaf cuttings. Another possibility is that the roots may have rotted due to overwatering or poor drainage. If the roots have rotted you may be able to salvage the plant by trimming away the dead roots and replanting in fresh potting mix.
Snake plants are notoriously difficult to root so don’t be discouraged if your attempts are unsuccessful. If you’re determined to get your snake plant to grow roots you can try propagating in water or soil. To propagate in water simply place the cuttings in a jar or vase of water and wait for roots to develop. To propagate in soil fill a pot with well-draining potting mix and place the cuttings in the pot. Keep the soil moist but not wet and wait for roots to develop.
No matter what method you use be patient and give your snake plant time to grow roots. With a little care and patience you can successfully propagate a snake plant and enjoy its striking foliage in your home.
What does a snake plant need to thrive?
A snake plant needs well-drained soil bright light and infrequent watering to thrive.
How often should I water my snake plant?
You should water your snake plant about once a month or when the soil is dry to the touch.
What type of light does a snake plant need?
A snake plant prefers bright indirect sunlight.
Can a snake plant survive in low light?
Yes a snake plant can survive in low light but it will not thrive.
The leaves will become smaller and the plant will grow more slowly.
What happens if I overwater my snake plant?
If you overwater your snake plant the roots will rot and the plant will die.
What happens if I fertilize my snake plant?
If you fertilize your snake plant it will grow more rapidly than it would otherwise.
What is the best way to propagate a snake plant?
The best way to propagate a snake plant is by division.
What pests are attracted to snake plants?
Spider mites aphids and mealybugs are all attracted to snake plants.
How can I control pests on my snake plant?
You can control pests on your snake plant by regularly spraying it with water or by using a pesticide designed for use on houseplants.
My snake plant has yellow leaves what does this mean?
If your snake plant has yellow leaves it means that it is not getting enough light.
My snake plant has brown leaves what does this mean?
If your snake plant has brown leaves it means that it is being overwatered.
My snake plant is not growing what does this mean?
If your snake plant is not growing it could mean that it is not getting enough light or that the soil is too wet.
What is the natural habitat of a snake plant?
The natural habitat of a snake plant is the Savannah of Africa.
How long does a snake plant live?
A snake plant can live for many years even decades with proper care.
Do snake plants need to be repotted?
Yes snake plants need to be repotted every few years to refresh the soil.