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Welcome to this article that will be talking about why a snake plant might be growing sideways. The issue lies in that the plant is not getting enough sunlight during the day. It will then try and reach for the sun where it might appear.

The plant needs to perform photosynthesis and can only do that if it gets sunlight each day. Without that the plant will in a desperate move to try and find some form of light. Often this will be shown by the plant growing in a very weird way.

Follow along in the article here and we will learn even more about growing this fantastic houseplant that is the snake plant. We have found this variety to be very easy to grow and is a great choice for beginners that want to get into gardening. But it is also great for those that already have some experience.

Snake Plant Leaves In The Sun

Snake Plant Growing Sideways

As we mentioned at the start of the post, most plants will start to grow sideways or at least very weirdly when there is not enough sunlight that reaches the plant. This causes it to desperately expand itself to try and reach a light source.

This can cause the plant to grow sideways, with a long skinny main stem or just have thinner leaves overall. But luckily this issue is pretty easy to fix, at least according to us. It will of course depend a lot on the climate and the weather you have where you live.

As soon as we see this happening to some of our plants we try to move them to a sunnier spot. In almost 99 % of the cases, we will keep plants like the snake plant variety indoors. Then we will make room in a south-facing window and lace it there.

Since this is where the most sun will get into during the day. But be aware that since we are getting a lot more sunlight during the day we also need to back that up by watering the soil a little bit more.

We recommend growing indoor plants in a pot that has a small in the bottom. That will be able to lead away a lot of the excess water that otherwise will cause the roots to drown. This is really a prototype that we want more people to know about. It can be a true lifesaver sometimes. 

Is your snake plant not growing straight and you want to know even more about why? In this article we are revealing the causes and the sizes for it, Snake Plant Not Growing Straight.

Snake Plant Growing Inside

Why Is My Snake Plant Not Straight

As we laid out a little bit before in the article here, the snake plant will not be growing straight when it’s not getting enough sunlight during the day. This will greatly affect it.

Since the plant is dependent on the sun to be able to perform photosynthesis. A vital process that converts the sunlight it’s getting to the energy that then gets used to further make the plant grow.

The plant will often bend when it’s trying to reach more sunlight. The leaves might even start to get thinner in an attempt to reserve energy. We recommend that you try and get your indoor plants about 8 – 10 hours of sunlight each day to have them grow in a healthy manner.

Are you not seeing any roots on your snake plant and you wonder where they have gone? In this article, we will be discussing this exact topic, Snake Plant No Roots.

Snake Plant Growing In A Window

How Do I Make My Snake Plant Grow Straight

Making a snake plant grow straight after it has already started to bend a lot will be almost impossible, unfortunately. It doesn’t really work like that. You could try to bind the leaves lightly and see with time if you can force them to get back to a straight pose.

It’s better to make sure the plant is getting the sufficient 8 – 10 hours of sunlight each day that it really needs. If you can manage that then you will have a very happy and thriving snake plant.

Snake Plant Growing In A Pot