The snake plant, also known as Mother-in-law’s Tongue or Sansevieria, is a hardy houseplant that has become increasingly popular. These plants are not only beautiful and easy to care for but they can help improve your home’s air quality.
Here we will go over the best snake plant soil mix and how to pot them correctly so you can show off these plants in any room of your home!
What Kind of Soil Is Best for the Snake Plant’s Growth?
When it comes to potting snake plants, there are a few things you need to take into consideration.
The most important factor is the type of soil you use.
Snake plants prefer soil that drains well and is slightly alkaline. You can either mix your own potting soil or purchase a pre-made blend specifically for snake plants.
If you choose to mix your own, be sure to include peat moss, sand, and perlite in order to create a light and airy mixture that will drain well.
How Do I Pot My Snake Plant?
Once you have the right soil, it’s time to pot your snake plant!
Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the root ball and has good drainage holes. Fill the pot about halfway with soil and then place your snake plant in it, making sure to center it well.
Once you have centered the snake plant, fill around its roots with more of your snake-friendly mixture until there is just a ¼ inch between the top of the soil and the rim of the pot.
Gently pat down on this layer so everything settles nicely, but don’t pack too much as snake plants like their soil loose for good airflow!
What Should I Do If My Snake Plant Gets Too Big?
Snake plants can quickly outgrow their pots if they are not re-potted regularly. When a snake plant gets root-bound it starts to lose some vigor because all of its energy goes toward the leaves and less toward its roots.
When snake plants are root bound, they also will have a hard time absorbing water so it is important to re-pot snake plants every few years into larger pots in order for them to continue growing strong!
If you need some snake plant ideas or tips on how best to pot your snake plant correctly, be sure to reach out at Proven Winners®! We’re happy to help with any questions you might have about caring for this amazing houseplant.
What Are Some Tips For Snake Plant Care?
Snake plants like bright but indirect light which makes them ideal for living rooms and bedrooms alike. They can thrive under fluorescent lights too if that’s all you’ve got available.
As for watering, snake plants like to be kept moist but not wet. Allow the soil to dry out a bit before watering again and make sure to never let the pot sit in water. Fertilize snake plants once a month with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
– Snake plants prefer soil that drains well and is slightly alkaline.
– When potting snake plants, use a pot that is at least twice the size of the root ball and has good drainage holes.
Snake Plant FAQs
Can I use succulent soil for snake plants?
Succulent soil is not snake plant-friendly because it’s too dense and will make it harder for snake plants to absorb water.
What kind of light does snake plant like?
Snake plants prefer bright but indirect light. They can thrive under fluorescent lights too if that’s all you’ve got available.
How often should I water the snake plant?
Allow the soil to dry out a bit before watering again and make sure to never let the pot sit in water. Fertilize snake plants once a month with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Can I use coffee grounds in my snake plant soil mix?
You can use coffee grounds in your snake plant soil mix but it’s not necessary. They will help make the soil a little more acidic which snake plants like.
What are some common problems with snake plants?
The most common problems with snake plants are overwatering and root-bound. Make sure to water correctly and re-pot regularly for best results!
Where can I buy a snake plant?
Snake plants are available at most garden centers or you can purchase them online.