Snake Plant Leaves Falling Over

Perhaps you own a snake plant, you have been happy with it for the past weeks, but recently you find out that its leaves are starting to fall over and I am well aware that you started to panic.

Yes, I would be alarmed as well, but don’t worry; in this post, I’ll go into further detail and explain why the snake plants’ leaves are falling down.

So be sure to read all the way through; without further ado, let’s get to the matter at hand.

What Is a Snake Plant?

A snake plant, a typical indoor plant that is native to Asia and Africa, is what we have here.

It can be identified by its distinctive sword-shaped leaves, which have an extremely attractive hue and grow straight.

We are used to seeing them indoors, whether it be in a home or workplace because they are frequently employed as home decor because of their aesthetic appeal.

It’s just important to be aware that while they are safe to keep as houseplants, they are moderately poisonous if consumed, thus the moniker “snake”. Keep in mind that their leaves contain a poison that can result in swelling and numbness and that you should keep children and pets away from them.

Despite this, this flower is still very beneficial in addition to being attractive.

Below I will list some benefits of the snake plant:

  • It Removes Toxic Pollutants
  • It Actually Boosts Mental Health
  • Really Effective against Allergies
  • Greatly Filters Indoor Air
  • Is Quite Easy To Care

Why Is Your Snake Plant Falling Over?

We pretty much know what we’re dealing with now that I’ve given a brief overview of snake plant, so let’s get to the main reason you guys are here. Let’s go over the most common reasons for your Sansevieria trifasciata to fall over so you can determine what’s wrong.

Light and Your Snake Plant

When it comes to the health of plants generally, not just snake plants, light is an important factor. However, in this situation, things are a little different.

Snake plants can survive in a variety of lighting circumstances, which I believe gives this flower its vigor; nonetheless, they prefer indirect sunlight mostly.
For instance, if you were to expose them to excessive light, their leaves would be vulnerable to sunburn or leaf burn if the sunlight were to hit them directly.

A sunburn will show up as a darkening in the leaves of snake plants, and in some circumstances, it will also cause the leaves to bend and collapse from exposure to too much light.

On the other side, if a plant doesn’t get enough sunlight, its leaves may start to lean toward any nearby source of illumination. The leaves will eventually be forced to grasp for the light, which will weaken them in some way and cause them to fall over.

So, yes, your snake plant will suffer from too much light, but so will it from too little light because the plant will seek it out on its own.

In this instance, you want to find the ideal location where your flower should be placed so that light may shine on it without harming it.

Underwatering Your Snake Plant

Don’t feel bad; I know it happens. You either forgot or you reasoned that overwatering your snake plant wouldn’t be a good idea.

Don’t worry, your snake plant won’t suffer much from a lack of water. In fact, snake plants are among the toughest houseplants, and it takes them a while to demise.

There are a few ways to determine whether or not you watered your plant appropriately if you are unsure.

For instance, the leaves appear to be rather weak and delicate, they often turn brown, and their edges begin to curl and feel crispy.

All this clearly demonstrates that the snake plant is not getting enough water.

Overwatering Your Snake Plant

Remember how I mentioned above that you felt like you were overwatering your flower? Well, you should feel that way, and that’s okay.

Another thing you should avoid doing is overwatering your snake plant. Water inevitably implies life, as we all know, yet too much “life” can badly harm a flower.

You might believe that giving the plant water every other day, or even worse, every day, is a wonderful idea, but in reality, you are doing more harm than good.

Most plants die as a result of root rot, which can be brought on by overwatering the plant.

Roots of Your Snake Plant Have Grown too Far

Even if you found the ideal watering balance for your flower, there may still be a major issue at play.

And that is for your flower to be tied to its roots or known as rootbound.

The meaning of the term “rootbound” is quite obvious.

A plant’s growth has exceeded expectations and accelerated to an extraordinary rate when it becomes rootbound. Along with changing the way the plant looks, the roots inside are spreading out like crazy.

The result of all this is that the roots won’t have enough room to spread out and will instead wrap around each other, entangling themselves.

With that said, you can pretty much tell where this is going.

It will be quite challenging for the water to reach the roots since they will strangle themselves.

In this situation, gently trimming the roots that have spread too far will help save the flower. Then, with great care, you take the plant out of its container and put it in a new one with fresh potting soil.

Final Words

We should be familiar with the quote “Love is The Flower You’ve Got To Let Grow.” Well, to experience this feeling, make sure you leave your snake plant to grow in a healthy way.

I understand that plants get weak due to different factors, and we should not panic. Instead, we should try to find the problem, like you are doing right now, and take care of it.

Eventually, the flower will bloom again, and so will you.

This is it. Hopefully, everything is clear. Enjoy.

Further Reading

For additional information, feel free to check out spider eggs in plant soil and what to do to prevent them. If you’re interested in broccoli plant growing stages, take a quick look at the article.

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