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Ever wonder why you never see artificial snake plants? It’s because you don’t need artificial versions. The real thing is pretty much unkillable and survives in almost any growing condition.
How to Plant a Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
The Sansevieria, also known as the snake plant, is a very hardy plant. It does not require much water and can survive in most environments, with the exception of extreme cold.
When it looks bad, it almost always means overwatering. There are many other factors that can affect the health of a snake plant, and here we are going to focus on root rot, and what can be done to save it.
In order to say goodbye to rotten parts of the leaves, cut the tips well above the yellowed ends. There is always a chance that a fungus or bacteria has entered the plant system as a result of rot, and there is no way of knowing if it has. If this doesn’t work, you should throw out the plant and get a new one.
Let the cut sheets rest for 24 sheets before moving on to the next step. If you have some cinnamon, you can sprinkle some on the ends, as it’s good at fighting fungus.
Now, in a bowl, add 2-3 cups of perlite, and peat moss (50/50). The perlite will offer good aeration, while the peat moss will retain some moisture. Add water so the mixture is slightly moist, but not wet.
Pour the mixture into the pot. Gently pat it down with the back of the spoon.
Take each sheet and press gently and deeply so that it stands upright on its own. Press the mixture around the bases of the leaves gently with your fingers.