Sansevieria’s (Mother-in-Law Tongue) issues such as Sansevieria’s leaf drying, Sansevieria’s leaf curling, Sansevieria’s leaf wrinkling and Sansevieria’s yellowing,… have solutions that we are going to address in this article.
Actually, Sansevieria or famousley known as Snake Plant is a group of resistant plants with lot of variety. To learn more about this plant and different types of Sansevieria, read the following article.
One of the major problems of Sansevieria is the drying of leaves.
Sansevieria leaves dry out due to either too much light or too little water. Check irrigation and plant’s light.
Another problem of Sansevieria is the drying of its leaf tips.
The drying of the edges of the Sansevieria leaves or the wrinkling of the Sansevieria is due to excessive light and thirst of the Snake plant.
Temperature changes can be the cause of curling the Sansevieria’s leaves.
This plant does not like cold or high heat and in response to this, it curls its leaves.
Of course, factors such as too much light, improper irrigation and pests can also cause Sansevieria’s leaves to become tubular.
Check the conditions of the environment.
Blackening of the leaves of the Sansevieria is always accompanied by weakening of the leaves. This problem is due to cold and frost.
It is better to move the pot to a warmer place. Avoid placing Sansevieria next to cold windows.
The browning of the Sansevieria’s leaves along with the dryness is due to the proximity to a warm window or heat resource.
It is better to cut in late winter and spring, also keep the cuttings in an environment with a temperature of about 25 Celsius degrees.
The smaller the pot and the narrower the plant’s space, the more number of Sansevieria’s cuttings.
Plant soil should be heavy. A combination of sand, gravel and leaf soil is a good soil for the Snake plant.
Proper and timely irrigation will also help.
Why Sansevieria’s leaves are narrow have several reasons.
First, the weather is too cold or warm which cause Sansevieria to protest by narrowing its leaves.
Second, there is a lot of light. This plant generally does not need much light, but the lighter types of this plant should receive more light.
Light must be received indirectly.
Of course, this problem can also be due to improper irrigation.
Inspect all factors.
Answer: Swampy soil and excessive irrigation are the causes of Sansevieria leaf rot.
Visit the drain hole of the pot and make sure it is not blocked, also reduce watering.
Insects, especially small mosquitoes, generally breed in moist soil.
The Sansevieria plant also needs a little water, so let the soil surface dry to a depth of two fingertips, then water again and use the pesticide to kill the insects. Also consider that you should not change the lighting and watering habits of the Snake Plants at once because it will shock the Snake plant and may cause it to die. For example, if you water your plant once a week, do not suddenly reduce watering to once every two weeks. Increase watering intervals over the time.
Bending of Sansevieria’s leaves or unevenness of Sansevieria’s leaves is caused by excessive watering, frostbite and overfeeding. Check the condition of the Snake Plant.
Looseness and sagging of Sansevieria leaves are due to the following reasons:
Excessive watering which causes the leaves to rot and loosen.
Excessive feeding and fertilizing the Sansevieria
Answer: An earthenware pot will be better for Sansevieria because this plant does not like wet and swampy soil. Therefore, if excess water remains in the pot, the earthenware pot will increase the evaporation rate and water will not remain inside the pot.
If you mean leaching, the looseness and rot of the Sansevieria’s leaves, it is due to the swampy soil and high irrigation. Check the drain hole and irrigate the plant when the soil dries.
If the edge of the Sansevieria’s leaves are chewed, your plant is infested and you have to pesticide the Snake Plant.
The lighter type of the plant must receive sufficient light. The normal type is resistant to low light, and performs better in partial shade.
Sandy soils and well-drained soils are suitable. Also compost soil.
I suggest you read our article on irrigating plants by clicking on the word. Because plant irrigation depends on many factors, by reading that article, you can easily understand the suitable time of plant irrigation.
In general, about once a week in summer and once every two weeks in winter is enough. This interval can vary according to the plant’s environment.
You can fertilize the plant to strengthen it, but the instructions of using each fertilizer is different. Fertilize about once every 3 weeks during the growing season with half the amount listed on the package. Reduce the fertilization in winter.
Here is a subtle point:
Dear friends and companions, some people say that we pulled the leaves out and had no roots. Impossible! Snake Plant is planted in the soil and the roots gradually spread in the soil and harden. The root is not a strong rope, it is brittle. When you pull the leaves out of the soil with pressure, the roots are uprooted, or maybe the leaves are rotten from the base due to excessive irrigation, they are loose and rotten from the soil surface, certainly when you remove the leaves, there is no strength at the joint and separates again from the root or end of the leaf. Sometimes the roots themselves rot in the soil. Just know that a mature plant without roots does not last a day and withers very quickly.