Welcome to this post that will be talking about whether it’s good or not to be misting the leaves of a snake plant. As you might be aware the plant grows widely in the desert and is therefore used to a very hot and dry climate. This will show up in the way the plant is growing. The leaves are often very thin and fragile.
Therefore mating there is a pretty bad idea as it will cause them to be overwatered. That in turn will cause them to start to mold, which can quickly kill the entire plant. Watering the soil instead of misting the leaves is the best thing to do in our opinion.
Follow along in this article and will be discovering even more information about this lovely houseplant you could be growing at home. It’s a pretty low-maintenance variety that also happens to be a great beginner-friendly plant to start with.
Mist Snake Plant
Like we said at the beginning of the post here, misting the snake plant might not be a great idea as it will be causing them to be overwatered. That will make them unable to take in the sun and they might instead start to rot.
That will be shown by the leaves turning black and eventually wilting down. At that point, there is not a lot you could be doing except for placing the plant in a very sunny spot where the leaves will hopefully be drying up a little bit more and just maybe it will save the plant.
You might ask yourself then how you could be watering the plant if the leaves are so vulnerable. Well, doing it for the soil is the best route to take. The snake plant is used to growing in a very dry and hot climate but it can despite that manage a pretty well-watered soil.
Keeping the soil damp to semi-dry will make for a great environment for the root system to be growing in. They will be able to expand and establish themselves even more. We often recommend that you should be watering indoor plants for small amounts of time to not risk them getting overwatered, the exact same thing goes for the snake plant.
When you are unsure if they need water, just have a look at the soil and the texture and feel it. With the information we provided above here we hope that you can make an educated guess whether more water is needed or not.
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How Often Should I Mist My Snake Plant
Misting a snake plant is a pretty bad idea as we laid out above here. It can’t really make any use of it as the roots have the task of taking up water, not the leaves.
The impact misting the leaves can have is actually pretty severe. They might start to rot eventually because they are so sensitive to water. The plant is used to growing in a very dry and hot climate where the access to water is basically zero.
The only part of the plant that gets in touch with water would be the root system, which it’s designed for as well. Watering the soil instead of misting the leaves is what we would be recommending you do.
You might then ask how much water you should have in the soil. We always say that you need to look at it to be able to decide. If the soil is somewhat dry or damp then you won’t have to add any more. Any dryer than that and some water will definitely be good for the snake plant.
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How Often Does A Snake Plant Need To Be Watered
A snake plant doesn’t really have a set schedule for how often the soil needs to be watered. We usually say that you just need to look at the texture of the soil. Do you feel like it’s pretty dry? Then you might want to add some water.
Having the soil damp is the best-case scenario. It should be damp about 30 minutes after you have watered it. Then you know it has settled properly and the roots can start making use of it.