Recently found a couple of abandoned plants that are doing ok. Today I
found a distressed looking plant with the store tag on it saying it is a
snake plant. It has green 1 1/2 inch wide leaves. The plant is about 1
1/2 feet tall. The leaves are somewhat sagging but not totally flopped
over - sort of the leaning tower of Pisa. Any advise to keep it alive
or get the leaves to sort of stand at attention or look alive. I am not
a plant person per se but when I see plants abandoned by tenants of
apartment buildings I take them in. I thought of letting it dry out a
bit and being indoors as opposed to outdoors by a dumpster on the
southern Canadian Pacific Coast might help. Any suggestions would be
Llok up Snake plant on google and you will find information such as the
Basically you are doing the right thing.. Not ususally a lot you can do
about flopped leaves in my experience other than plant guides/stakes to
hold them up. New leaves should grow erect but it is slow growing if its
the common type used in offices.
Drying it out should be OK as they do not like a lot of water.
Then mebbe repot in a nice pot of your choice with a medium compost and
a bit of sand mixed in.
Your plant may be too far gone. Snakeplants survive quite well in
low-light and minimal water conditions, so it'd take a lot of stress
to make one sick. You *can* make new plants by cutting a leaf into
1-1/2"-2" horizontal slices and inserting one edge into a moist
potting medium. At any rate, bringing indoors and giving water only
when the soil is dry may revive it.
This site appears to have good information:
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