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Old 07-08-2014, 12:39 PM
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Is my snake plant dying?


I won a rooted mother in laws tongue aka snake plant aka st. Georges sword on an auction site about a month ago. I potted it and when it started to get warmer outside I moved it outside by my front porch. It gets morning sun but is in the light to medium shade the rest of the day. I noticed it is starting to fold in half ever so slightly. Is it getting too wet when it rains? Should I bring it back in?
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:24 PM
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Folding leaves is usually a sign of being dry. You know better than any of us - is the soil wet or dry? Is it growing? Does it look happy otherwise?
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:33 PM
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Well that's why I am confused. Prior to this morning the soils was moist to the touch. And i wouldnt water it more then every other week out of fear i would overwater. This morning it poured rain so I had to tip the pot sideways to release water from the tray. It hasn't grown at all since I planted it. And when I touch it lightly the plant seems loose.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:53 PM
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What soil did you pot it In? If you used just potting soil that may be why it feels loose. Try repotting It with half potting and half garden soil. They do a lot better in heavier soil. When mine are outside I water them everyday, once a week isn't enough in hot weather. Soak it good this evening. Potting soil dries out way too fast outside. Baby it some, water everyday and give it a little Epsom salt, it will help it.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:18 PM
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Hi Tess1893. I have it potted fully in garden soil. I will definitely go give it a dose of epsom, I never thought of that. And I also didn't know it needed more water outside! Oops!! Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:49 PM
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:55 PM
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What does the Epsom do?
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:24 PM
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Sweets2005 epsom salt provides magnesium sulfate which is a vital nutrient to plants!
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:02 PM
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yes and it does a very good job with every plant
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:22 PM
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Snake plant prefer dry soil and will produce pups in a crowded smaller pot.. Too much water will cause root rot as with most succulents. I had one for many years and that is what killed it.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:16 PM
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It seems to be coming out of it now that the soil isn't constantly wet from rain. It's in a fairly large pot though..
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:27 PM
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Snake plants like to be more root bound and kept on the dry side. I would check the roots for root rot, and put it into a smaller pot. They are a low maintenance plant that require little care.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:29 PM
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i have 5 different ones and i water about once a month for these and they do just fine they do not need much at all
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:16 AM
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I will definitely be moving it to a smaller pot then. Thanks LetItGrow!
And thanks too RaccoonBandit!
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:22 AM
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