How To Trim A Snake Plant: Step-By-Step & Why You Should Prune



Considered to be an almost unkillable houseplant, snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) are notoriously easy to grow and require little maintenance in order to flourish.

Although pruning is not required as part of its regular care routine, occasional trimming will ensure your snake plant remains healthy and looking its best.

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And if you don’t know how (or why) to trim a snake plant, then this guide is for you.

3 Reasons Why You Should Prune a Snake Plant

1. Aesthetic Purposes 2. Removing Dead, Damaged, or Diseased Leaves 3. Propagation for New Plants

What Tools Do You Need To Trim A Snake Plant?

Pruning shears, scissors or a sharp Disinfectant or rubbing alcohol Gloves

How To Cut Snake Plant Leaves

Snake plant leaves should be cut at the very base of the plant at the soil line. This stimulates growth and encourages the plant to develop healthy, new leaves.

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