Welcome to this post that will be talking about the ways you can save a snake plant that is having its leaves starting to shrivel up. The cause for this can be a few different ones actually.
The first would be that the soil has been underwater for a very long time. That will cause a lot of stress which then is shown as the leaves wrinkle. But the cause could also be that the plant is experiencing too high of a temperature and too much sunlight each day. That can also have a pretty severe impact as the plant is desperately trying to survive the harsh conditions.
With all this said, we still think the snake plant is a very good house plant to start out with if you are a beginner or even if you are an expert in gardening. Follow along in the article below here and we will reveal even more things about this wonderful plant and all the tips and tricks to have it thrive at home.
Snake Plant Leaves Wrinkled
Just like we said at the beginning of the post here there can be a few different reasons why a snake plant might start to appear wrinkled on the leaves. It’s therefore very important that we can correctly identify the cause and then more easily be able to fix the issue.
The first one would be that the soil is too dry. The easiest way to know if this is true is to just feel the soil. For the ideal condition and texture, it should be somewhat damp or semi-dry.
If it’s not like this then the root system of the plant is probably very stressed as it is trying to get enough nutrients to support itself and not have its leaves turn wrinkly. Luckily there is a pretty easy solution to this. We just need to water the soil. We recommend only adding small amounts at a time to not stress the plant but also to avoid over-watering the soil accidentally.
Another reason could be that the temperature that the plant is growing is just too high. Even though the plant can grow in climates like a desert we have already made it used to the indoor temperature we have. When it goes way above this it might shock the plant and cause the leaves to be wrinkly. To fix that we need to place it in a shadier area.
The last would be to try and avoid having it stay in direct sunlight for too much during the day. About 8 – 10 hours is enough, more than that and it will instead just harm the plant.
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How Do You Revive A Shriveled Snake Plant
Reviving a shriveled snake plant is a lot easier said than done. The plant has probably been in some really harsh climates or environments for this to be caused. So we need to ease it back into being healthy again.
That means we need to water the soil properly. Keeping it somewhat damp to semi–wet. That will make sure it stays healthy and will also support the root system a lot better.
Fertilizing the soil will bring nutrition to the plant that it might desperately need. But don’t overdo this. About 3 – 4 times a year is the limit for us. Any more and the effects will instead be negative. A pro tip is to keep the plant in a slightly shaded area during the day. That will help it not be damaged by too much direct sunlight, which might cause sunburnt leaves.
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How To Save Yellowing Snake Plant
Saving a yellowing snake plant is not the easiest. We need to take special care to avoid choking the plant. Its health of it is not the greatest and pumping a bunch of fertilizers into the soil will do more harm than good.
Instead, we recommend placing it in a slightly cooler and shaded area where we can keep the soil well watered for a slow recovery.