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Sans plant leaf wilting - help please!
#403298 Aug 7th, 2019 at 07:32 PM
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I got a snake plant (sansevieria) about more than a month ago. When we first got it, the seller told us to water it once a week and not to overwater it. For 2-3 weeks, I would water every Sunday until I discovered one of the leaves was half brown already, but still standing. When I checked online, I learned that it's best to water the snake plant every 2-6 weeks depending on the humidity and to check how moist the soil is before deciding to water it. As such, I haven't watered the plant in around 2 weeks since then because I would feel the soil and it would still be cold and moist. It's also very humid here in the Philippines and currently the rainy season so it rains about 4-5 days of the week (the plant isn't outdoors and doesn't get wet from the rain but the air is quite humid).

This morning when I checked on the plant, the leaf that was half brown has now bent and folded on itself. The other leaves look fine though so I can't tell what the problem is. Should I water the soil under the wilted leaf? Help please!

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Re: Sans plant leaf wilting - help please!
paodlreyes #403320 Aug 9th, 2019 at 06:52 PM
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too much sunlight maybe?

Re: Sans plant leaf wilting - help please!
Bestofour #403322 Aug 9th, 2019 at 08:17 PM
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I was wondering if you should remove the existing
Soil, check out all roots, checking all roots to name sure they are healthy. Then discard the one sick piece and repot the healthy pieces with new soil and water very sparingly as you had read.
What does someone else think ?


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Re: Sans plant leaf wilting - help please!
paodlreyes #403597 Sep 4th, 2019 at 03:21 PM
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I learned that these plants THRIVE on NEGLECT! You are overwatering for sure. I had one tucked into a barely used room, and would forget about it for long periods of time. IT BLOOMED LIKED CRAZY (I never knew it WOULD bloom!!)
Once a week is drowning the poor thing. Once a month MAYBE.


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Re: Sans plant leaf wilting - help please!
terraflora #403611 Sep 5th, 2019 at 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by terraflora
I learned that these plants THRIVE on NEGLECT! You are overwatering for sure. I had one tucked into a barely used room, and would forget about it for long periods of time. IT BLOOMED LIKED CRAZY (I never knew it WOULD bloom!!)
Once a week is drowning the poor thing. Once a month MAYBE.



Good to know.


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