Droopy Snake Plant Leaves – What To Do About A Drooping Mother In Law’s Tongue

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener You may know mother-in-law plant (Sansevieria) as snake plant, appropriately nicknamed for its tall, slender, upright leaves. If your snake plant has droopy leaves, it’s an indication that something isn’t right. Read on for suggestions about possible causes and fixes for a mother-in-law tongue with drooping leaves. Help! My Snake Plant is Drooping! If your snake plant has droopy leaves, there are a few likely possibilities. Improper watering Mother-in-law’s tongue is a succulent plant with thick, moisture-holding leaves. This built-in watering system allows the plant to survive in its native environment – dry, rocky regions of the West African tropics. Like all succulents, snake plant is susceptible to root rot in soggy conditions, and droopy snake plant leaves often result when the plant is overwatered. Water snake plant only when the top 2 or 3 inches of soil is completely dry,


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