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Snake Plant Care - Watering

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

How often should snake plants be watered?

Your snake plant needs to be watered once every 2 weeks. Allow your snake plant's soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent root rot and overwatering. In the winter, your snake plant may not need as much water; during this time, water your snake plant once a month if the soil is still moist after 2 weeks.

Should I mist my snake plant?

Snake plants originate in the desert. They are accustomed to hot and humid conditions. It is not recommended to mist the snake plant's leaves. Misting causes the plant to become overwatered, leading to health issues including root rot, bacteria and worse.

How do I know if my snake plant needs water?

In general, here are signs that your snake plant needs watering:

  1. Your snake plant's leaves are brown or turning brown.

  2. Your snake plant's leaves are curling.

  3. Your snake plant's leaves are wrinkly and brittle.

  4. The top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. You can use your finger to check.

  5. Your snake plant is growing slowly.

Do you have a specific question about your Snake Plant? Give us a call at our Plant Clinic: (630) 353-0570

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