The soil of the snake plant will show a slight color change when they are dry. Following are the signs showing the need for water: Dry soil. Your plant is a Sansevieria, not a Bromeliad. Don’t be discouraged if your Snake Plant leaves occasionally fall … When people hear that snake plants don’t need much watering and it’s easy to overwater them they often go to the other extreme and dehydrate their plant. If the soil, as well as the roots, were dry, then you probably underwatered it. My understanding is that snake plants don't need much water in the winter. Too little water causes a plant to lose turgor, the rigidity in cells and tissues. Sansevieria trifasciata, a.k.a. Potential Problems. This is the classic sign of an under watered plant. These plants need less water during winter, maybe every 1-2 months depending on their environment, without wetting the heart of the plant, if they're growing in reasonable potting compost. Underwatering Snake Plants. From spring through to autumn, though, they should be watered moderately whenever the surface of the compost feels dry to the touch. Because the snake plant has succulent leaves, it falls into the category of “set it and forget it” type of houseplants. I can't guarantee success as it depends on how long the plant's roots were left in wet soil and how badly rotted the roots are. Brown leaf tips: Most likely cause is dry air and a need for higher humidity. If you suspect overwatering, immediately check the roots and soil condition. They are very much like succulents in that they don't require very much water and can handle most environments, with the exception of extreme cold. There are some diseases that can trigger wilting, but the easiest and most likely explanation is under watering. Light. Snake Plant Care. Just go easy on the liquid love – you don’t want to over water a Snake Plant. About 10-12 days ago, I watered my snake plant from the first time in a while I'm not sure how long. 2-3 days later, so of the leaves on my plant were drooping down, yellowing, and I think there was a smell. Snake Plants are the ultimate “set it and forget it” houseplant making them appealing to both novice and experienced gardeners. Although this is less common, it’s also possible that the reason your leaves are falling is because they’re being underwatered. Underwatered snake plants are easy to treat as you just have to resume the regular watering. Once they get enough water, the leaves will start looking healthier. Snake Plant or Mother-in-law's-tongue, is an extremely hardy plant. You’ll have to let the plant dry out, then start watering gradually. Leaves curling: With the Calathea this is caused often when the plant is underwatered and/or dry air has affected it because of low humidity. I've rescued over-watered plants a few times that others were going to throw out and I'll explain what I've done. I know this contradicts what others have written. Maybe a couple months. 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. If the soil around a plant … Dry soil. Yellowing leaves: Older lowers leaves can sometimes yellow, that is natural, but if many do then overwatering could be an issue. Underwatered snake plants also reflect their need for water through leaves and soil. (Which makes it all the more embarrassing to have melted mine.) Give your snake plant bright, indirect light if you want it to do well. The soil becomes 95% grey when the soil is slightest dry, which is normal. While it is true that these plants tolerate drought need better than over watering, they can be allowed to get too dry. The category of “set it and forget it” houseplant making them appealing to both and. 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