Do Snake Plants Like to Be Root Bound? (Solved + Pro Advice)



Snake Plants (mother-in-law’s tongue) of all kinds are beautiful succulents that clean the air and tolerate various conditions. They can be several feet tall or only a few inches high with wide or narrow, flat or cylindrical leaves. 

They’re great houseplants but need the right care to shine. They need the right light, temperature, humidity, soil, water, and pot. And they also need to be repotted regularly every 2 or 3 years to keep them from becoming root bound.

How Can You Tell If Your Snake Plant Is Root Bound?

If your plant is not thriving, has yellow leaves, and has become droopy, it may be root bound if you haven’t repotted it in several years. 

What Does Being Root Bound Do to the Plant?

- Nutrient Deficiency - Dehydration - Susceptibility to Pests - Susceptibility to Root Rot - Broken Pot

How to Fix a Root-Bound Snake Plant

- Remove the root ball from its current pot. - Cut away the excess roots that are circling and filling up the pot, leaving 4-5 inches of roots growing straight down from the rhizomes. - Trim any dead or droopy leaves..

Care After Repotting

- Light - Temperature - Humidity - Soil - Pot - Water - Fertilizer - Pests - Diseases

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