How To Revive a Dying Snake Plant?

Flowers tend to have different names, some simple, some complicated, but at the end of the day, they all are beautiful names because flowers per se are meant to be beautiful and to convey positivity in people’s lives.

Flower names are often preferred as baby names, as well. For instance, let’s think of different flower names. I can think of azalea, jasmine, tulip, and one of the sweetest flower names, such as Lily.

Lily, for instance, is a symbol of innocence and purity, which is exactly how your tiny babe comes into the world.

Or, another name that delivers all the beauty and positivity, is the name Rose. It is preferred among many parents and it’s one of the most girlish names, especially in the US.

Nevertheless, you know how they say, don’t judge a book by its cover! I’ll modify that a little bit and I’ll say, don’t judge a flower by its name.

As for the flower that I will talk about in this article, yes, it has an interesting name, but it has been given that name as a result of its shape and form, not because the flower tends to be as evil as the serpent.

In this article, I’m going to write referring to the snake plant. You will have the chance to read a short introduction first and then you can read all about how to revive a snake plant, and how to save it if it is almost dying.

Keep up with me and let’s revive that snake plant together!

Snake Plant – What Does It Represent?

For decoration and to maintain feng shui, many house plants are planted in strategic locations. Do you realize that some of these same plants also have health advantages?

One of the plants that both look attractive and enhance the air quality is the snake plant.

The Sansevieria Trifasciata, a typical houseplant, is a native of Asia and Africa. It is distinguishable by its upright, sword-shaped, evergreen leaves that almost resemble artificial foliage.

Given its aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and low water requirements, snake plants are frequently utilized as house décor.

Although snake plants are thought to be generally nontoxic, eating one can cause mild toxicity. If consumed in excessive quantities, the poison in their leaves can result in tongue swelling and numbness. It is best to keep this plant out of the reach of kids and animals who like to nibble things.

How To Revive a Dying Snake Plant?

A snake plant that is dying has inadequate irrigation, over fertilizing, and stress as its main causes. When the soil is dry, water your snake plants, and fertilize them during the growing season.

Your snake plant can be revived by maintaining appropriate humidity and temperature levels and by providing indirect light.

Reduce Watering

You are watering snake plants too frequently if you water them more than once each week. Snake plants often need to be watered once every two to three weeks. When the leaves are brown or yellow, let the soil totally dry out.

Feel the dirt at the bottom of the pot through the drainage hole in the base to determine how frequently to water snake plants. If the soil seems wet, wait a few days before watering; however, if the soil feels dry, that would be the ideal time to water them. 

Soil Replacement

If the soil is difficult to drain and moisture retentive, your snake plant may still turn yellow or brown and droop even if you are watering it on a regular basis.

If the snake plant is in regular potting soil, remove it from the container and replace it with specially formulated succulent and cacti soil, which replicates the characteristics of the well-draining soil found in the snake plant’s native habitat.

Doing this will greatly reduce the likelihood of your snake plant turning brown or yellow and withering.

Use Pots With Drainage Holes To Grow Snake Plants

To keep the snake plant roots from spending too much time in wet soil, it is crucial that the extra water may freely drain from the pot’s base.

Since exceptionally large pots contain more soil, hold more moisture, and dry out much more slowly, they can increase the risk of the leaves turning yellow or brown. Snake plants benefit from being planted in pots that are appropriate to their size.

Closing Words 

I’m going to formulate the closing word as a key takeaway from this article. Overwatering and moist soils can kill a snake plant by causing the leaves to become brown or yellow and collapse. Lower than 50°F temperatures can produce cold stress, which can kill a snake plant.

Curled leaves may be a sign of drought stress or cold stress if they have been exposed to cold weather. Reviving a dying snake plant requires simulating the environment of its natural habitat, which includes providing it with infrequent waterings, indirect lighting, and mild temperatures to minimize cold stress.

As you can see, when it comes to reviving a snake plant, the key is not to do as much as you can, here the key in to reduce what you are already doing. For instance, watering. Sometimes the issue might be as simple as watering the plant less than you normally do. 

So, don’t panic, relax, follow the above-mentioned steps and happy reviving your snake plant. 

Further Reading 

I’m pretty sure that you won’t be sufficed only by reading about how to revive a dying snake plant. I’m also sure that you would like to check other articles as well. 

Let me see what I have for you! What about you give a read to the article related to the fastest growing succulents. 

Or, if you are into healthy lifestyle, and you like  adding a peace of avocado in every meal of your day, find out what happens if you eat a rotten avocado. 

Furthermore, related to the snake plants, I have one more article about why are your snake plant leaves falling over, and I’m pretty sure you are going to like it. 

Natalia Michalska

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