Why Are My Snake Plant Leaves Curling? 10 Main Reasons Explained

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When these resilient, leathery leaves curl, your plant is trying to tell you that something is wrong.

Check your plant for the following problems to diagnose what might be causing the leaves to curl.

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Key Tips: Snake Plant Leaves Curling

Underwatering

Snake Plants are native to the hot, dry environment of West Africa, where they are drought-resistant succulents, so they don’t need continuously moist soil like some plants.

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Compacted Soil

Some indoor potting mixes with a high percentage of peat will gradually become compacted over time. This can cause them to become hydrophobic and repel water rather than absorb it.

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Nitrogen Deficiency

Since all varieties of Snake Plants grow slowly, you won’t need to repot your plant very often – maybe once in 3 to 5 years. 

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