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Sansevieria Watering – When & How Often to Water Snake Plant?

If you searching for Sansevieria Watering before that let me tell you these succulents are must for every gardener and non gardeners. As they have many uses and can clear the toxic air inside your house. Snake plants don’t need much care and can grow even if you ignore them. Watering can cause problem in this plant lets discuss how to fix it. How much water do snake plant need?

Sansevieria watering

Sansevieria watering – Sansevieria(Snake Plant) need water in every two weeks or in 10 to 15 days. Whenever you see a Snake plant topsoil gets dry you should give them water. Snake plant is given less water, still manage to survive as the snake plant stores water in its leaves that is why when you touch the leaves you may feel its cool and not warm. Snake plants can tolerate too many conditions including heavy winds, hot sun , cold weather. In every situation they survive quite well but watering is the one that is needed advice as heavy watering can damage its roots and can cause more harm to overall plant health.

Snake plants are actually made for partial shade but as many people including me grow them in direct sunlight as we want them to grow much faster so that we can place them indoors because the purpose of the snake plant we purchase should be fulfilled and that is to remove some toxic air present inside our house.

Winter is the season when they go to sleep and the growth also gets a full stop but once winter ends it starts growing normally.

Water requirement in snake plants is much less in winters and I use to give them once every 2 weeks or in 15 days gap, as they store water very well in its leaves. 

Take a close look on the soil surface every 5th day so you may know how fast or slow water can dry. Using this soil mixture it may take 6-7 days for water to dry out in summers. 

Tips for hot season

In the summer season  if you keep them indoors water can be given in 6-7 days.

In partial shade watering is reduced to every 4-5 days 

And if you put them in full sun they want regular water in 2-3 days depending on how warm and hot your city temperature is and keep this consistency maintained as watering is an important factor.

Sansevieria watering

Sansevieria(Snake Plant) need water in every two weeks or in 10 to 15 days. Whenever you see a Snake plant topsoil gets dry you should give them water. Snake plant is given less water, still manage to survive as the snake plant stores water in its leaves that is why when you touch the leaves you may feel its cool and not warm.

How much water should we give? If they didn’t get water for like 15 days give them full water until it leaks out from the bottom of the pothole. Those who give them water on every week you guys can sprinkle water on the top and for them 50% water is enough. For people who put them in direct sunlight can give water full 100% as direct sunlight makes them dry out maximum water.

They do get affected by pests and diseases also so you should buy some pesticide and fungicide so they don’t get any pest near them. You may have heard leaf spots or brown or pale leaves are some of the symptoms.

If you see the snake plant tip of the leaves getting spoiled then that was the sign of overwatering so water also can damage this plant but that was not a big issue. You can control overwatering in the plants and weekly watering is enough for snake plants.

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How much water does a snake plant need?

How much water does a snake plant need

Snake plant needs to be watered only when the soil feels dry. It is watered that much until the it drains out the water from the drainage hole. You should also remember not to overwater snake plant due to problems related to root rot, yellowing of leaves. 

During summers, they need water every 10 to 15 days but when winter comes you should only give water when the soil is dry or wait for the month to finish. It is because those months are too cold which makes the snake plant go into dormant stage and that time the plant sleeps or slows down the growth.

If that time someone puts water on them or if that water makes the pot too soggy then the root rot is very likely.

How often should I be watering my snake plant?

Snake plants often watered after 10 to 15 days because sansevieria are able to store water on its leaves for many days. This helps them get water on dry days or if there is no water left on soil then the snake plant keeps the growth active using the extra filled water on its leaves.

I have multiple snake plants and they all are growing great. I used to give them water after half a month because they still always have moist soil or the leaves of snake plants are cold & healthy. Still I pour water so they do not use the reserved water from its leaves.

Watering snake plants every 10 to 15 days or 2-3 weeks is normal as they don’t easily get affected with low water. These succulents are highly tolerable and can survive in harsh light as well.

How do I know if my snake plant needs water?

There are few ways to know exactly when your snake plant needs water signs like yellowing of leaves or leaves that look pale and dry. Below are all the symptoms you can check in your plant.

  • Leaves may turn yellow
  • Topsoil seems dry.
  • Leaves look dried out.
  • Leaf tips may turn brown.
  • Some of the older leaves might die.
  • Soil may become hard.
  • The Center of the leaf may not be growing properly; it can be a sign of no watering.

You can also check the soil for about 1-2 inch for its dryness if it’s dry then pour some water else do not pour. 

How long can a snake plant go without water?

Snake plants can grow without water for eight to twelve days or up to 2 weeks then it starts to dry and get pale. Once you pour water then the plant may recover and start to grow back again. As long as you give them water they will grow even after a month without water. Because they are highly tolerable succulent plants.

Yes after a month without water you can see the leaves having less green color but still it will survive and grow so don’t worry and keep on growing these beautifies.

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