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How To Save Overwatered Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

Written by Ivy

Dec 17 2021

How To Save Overwatered Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
Snake plant is a drought resistant plant. Its leaves can last a lot of water. Its roots are fleshy. It is very afraid of ponding. Excessive watering can easily cause snake plant to Rett and rot its roots. Among the most taboo points in the maintenance of snake plant, excessive water is one of the most taboos.
What remedies should be used by the Overwatered snake plant? The overwatered Snake plant here should be divided into the following situations.

Signs of overwatering in snake plants

  • Soft, Mushy or Soggy leaves
  • Rotting roots
  • Drooping leaves
  • The Snake plant falling over
  • Leaves turning yellow or brown

Can a snake plant recover from overwatering?

If your snake plant is slightly overwatered, it can be easily saved. First, pull out the snake plant, trim all the rotten roots of the overwatered snake plant, then soak it in potassium permanganate solution for disinfection, and then put it in the basin again. Let's not use the original pot soil, give it a new environment, and then put it in a cool place for a week, we can grow new roots.
How To Save Overwatered Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
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How to save overwatered snake plant

  • Move the snake plant to a sunny spot
If we water too much, the entire overwatered snake plant leaves will collapse and wilt. If we find it, we must deal with it in time. This situation is the rotten roots caused by too much watering. We should move the snake plant to a sunny spot immediately, and then carry out follow-up treatment.
  • Remove it from the pot
We can remove the soil from the whole pot of overwatered snake plant to see if there are rotten roots. Cut off all rotten leaves in the rotten places, and don't keep any rotten places.
How To Save Overwatered Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
  • Treat root rot
The roots of the washed snake plant are cleaned, and the rotten roots are exposed in front of you. Don't be afraid to see the rotten roots. If it is found that the root rot is not so serious, you can directly cut off the rotten root. If the root of the Overwatered snake plant decays seriously, the whole root is rotten, and all rotten roots are cut off. At the cutting position, we can cut the rotten root 3-5cm upward.
The cut over watered snake plant leaves can be used for cutting. After cutting rotten roots, soak them in disinfection solution, such as potassium permanganate solution, for disinfection treatment.
After trimming the rotten roots and leaves of the overwatered snake plant, apply carbendazim or plant ash to the wound, and then put the overwatered snake plant in a well ventilated place to dry the wound until the skin is white and dry, and then plant seeds. Generally, 2 ~ 3 days is the most appropriate time. Drying is not drying, Just put it in a well ventilated and bright place.
  • Repot the snake plant with a new potting mix
For the new potting mix, we can prepare river sand and nutritious soil. The nutritious soil can use rotten leaf soil in the ratio of 1:1. In this way, the planting of snake plant grows rapidly. Even if it is silted up and watered too much, it is not easy to have rotten roots. The principle of watering the snake plant is that the basin soil is dry and watered thoroughly. In the growing season, the snake plant is supplemented with fertilizer 2 ~ 3 times a month, so that it can grow very fast.
  • Place the snake plant near a window
Snake plant can withstand semi shade environment and can also be cared near a window. As long as you pay more attention, it is more conducive to the growth of snake plant and the later growth and development. When you put it on the balcony for maintenance, you must pay attention to the light problem. It is best to see astigmatism every day, especially in late spring, summer and early autumn. To avoid direct sunlight on the plants, you can build curtains to block it, so as to achieve the effect of shading. At the same time, the overwatered snake plant also needs better maintenance.
How To Save Overwatered Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
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  • Treating severe root rot from overwatering
Overwatered snake plant often leads to rotten roots. We should trim the rotten leaves in time to prevent downward infection. We must remove the rotten roots of overwatered snake plant, and then spray or irrigate the roots with carbendazim solution. If the rotten roots of overwatered snake plant are not serious, it can also be used for leaf cutting.
Because the overwatered snake plant absorbs nutrients by capillary roots and supplies the taproot for growth. If the taproot feels that nutrition is sufficient, it will give birth to small hupilan. Therefore, retaining the taproot is conducive to the meristem of small lateral buds. If you cut it here, you will continue to produce seedlings. After cutting off the small lateral buds of overwatered snake plant, you must fully dry it, If it is planted directly in the soil, the fresh wound is easy to infect bacteria and rot, so it must be dried until the root wound is pumped back. If the leaves or roots are rotten, spray carbendazim solution on the overwatered snake plant to prevent further decay.

Ways to Prevent Overwatering Sansevieria

How To Save Overwatered Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
We can scrub the dust on the blade surface of snake plant with clean water to keep the blade clean and bright. The air is too dry to spray water mist on the leaf surface. When new plants germinate at the bottom of snake plant, water more appropriately to keep the basin soil moist. In late autumn and winter, it is easy to freeze to death by controlling the amount of watering. Therefore, the basin soil should be kept dry to enhance the cold resistance. We usually water snake plant to avoid pouring it into the leaf cluster. We should pour it slowly along the basin to prevent over watered snake plant.

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