Welcome to this article that will be talking about why a snake plant might start to not grow straight. The reasons can be many but generally speaking it will be about the amount of sunlight the plant is getting.
If there is not enough sunlight reaching the plant, it will show up as a bent plant. The plant is trying to reach the spot where there is sun, this will then cause it to look bent. Thankfully there is a pretty easy fix to this, giving it enough light during the day.
Follow along in this article and we will dive even deeper into growing a straight snake plant. We find that the snake plant is one of the best decoration plants at home but also a great option for beginners wanting to get into gardening.
Straight Snake Plant
Just like we said at the beginning of the article here, the snake plant will not be growing very straight when there is not enough sunlight on it. The plant will in a desperate attempt try to bend and almost break its spine just to get to the sun.
The plant or any plant for that matter will need the sun to be able to perform photosynthesis. A vital process that makes it able to convert the sunlight into energy that then will be used to continue to grow.
You might wonder what the fix is then for this issue. Well, for us it’s pretty simple actually. Just giving the plant more sunlight during the day seems to fix this pretty easily. But note that the plant won’t suddenly revert to growing straight again, it will just stop bending a lot.
If you feel like the plant is getting a sufficient amount of sunlight each day, which is about 8 – 10 hours when indoors then there can be other causes too. Some of these include the soil not being very healthy.
If there is not a lot of nutrients for the plant then it might start growing weirdly. So fertilizing the soil about 3 – 4 times each year seems to mitigate this problem and will make for a thriving snake plant.
Keeping the plant in a healthy state at all times, or as much as possible seems to be the best prevention for a bent snake plant. Watering it enough each day and giving it enough sunlight is basically more than half the work required.
Are you wondering about growing a mist snake plant? In this article, we will be discussing just that, Mist Snake Plant.
Why Is My Snake Plant Not Straight
We laid out a few reasons above here why a snake plant might not be growing very straight. So to reiterate a little bit again, when the plant is not getting enough sunlight each day, it will be showing up as the plant grows bent.
We find that there is a pretty simple solution to this, however, just giving it more sunlight each day. That means about 8 – 10 hours each day. You might wonder where that spot could be in your house. Well, placing it in a south-facing window will almost definitely cover those hours of sunlight each day.
Note that you should probably try and turn the plant a little bit every other day. That will make sure the entire plant can get to enjoy the sun and it won’t grow unevenly.
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Why Is My Snake Plant Growing Sideways
A snake plant growing sideways is often caused because it’s not getting enough sunlight each day. It will in an attempt try and reach the sunlight to cover the basic needs it has to survive and also be able to continually grow more.
The simple solution to this is just to make sure the plant is getting about 8 – 10 hours of sunlight each day. That will be more than enough to cover the needs the plant could be having.