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How to Repot Your Snake Plant

a.k.a Dracaena trifasciata, Mother-in-laws tongue, Saint George's sword & many others!


Snake plants are extremely easy to care for, propagate, and re-pot! The key is to let your plant get slightly root bound. How to know when you should re-pot: -If you see roots coming out of the bottom of your pot you know it's time. Snake plants love to be root bound but, they also love to grow and spread their roots. -Wilting soon after watering. I noticed I needed to water my snake plant more often & I knew it had been around 3 years since I started this pot from 1 clipping. Snake plants don't need to be repotted often, but when they do it's a breeze. Here's how you do it:

1. Choose a pot that is about 2 inches wider than the current pot it's in -I chose a 12" terra cotta pot for good drainage (& I LOVE terra cotta =) )

2. Gently wiggle the plant out of it's current pot. It should all be holding together if root bound. I really had to use some muscle to get mine out-it was time for a re-homing! Oh, & I was exhausted after this ha! Granted it was close to 90 degrees here in Florida already =0


3. Add a few rocks for drainage to your new pot and add enough soil so the top of the plant will be growing at the same level as it was previously.

4. Loosen the roots just a little bit. Take notice of the orange roots! Isn't that amazing?The orange color is totally normal - at least that's what google says haha- I'll admit I was shocked at first.

5. Place your plant in your new pot and pack with good quality free draining soil. Now watch this baby grow and re-pot in a few years!

Thanks for reading,







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