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Sansevieria arborescens
Dracaena arborescens, synonym Sansevieria arborescens, is a succulent plant native to Kenya and Tanzania.
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How can I prune my Snake plant?
Pruning your Snake plant is a fairly simple process. First, you will need a reliable set of hand pruners or hedge trimmers. You may use a clean pair of sharp scissors if you don’t have pruners or garden shears on hand. It’s important to always clean your gardening tools before and after using them to prevent the possibility of spreading disease or infection to other plants. To prune your Snake plant simply allow your plant to go dormant over the Winter. Some time between late winter and early spring – or when new growth starts to appear – take your clean pruners or trimmers and cut away any dying, damaged, yellow or declining foliage. Repeat this process until you reach the base of the plant or until there are no dead pieces left to cut. When pruning, be careful not to damage the new growth that may be emerging near the base of your plant. These parts cannot be restored and pruning can increase the ventilation of the plants and facilitate their growth. Any pruning that is done to this plant should be cut straight across the blades or stems. No angled cuts are required. Diseased leaf blade foliage can be removed as it appears. This could be done anytime when your Snake plant is growing.
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What should I do after pruning my Snake plant?
Once you’ve pruned your plant, you should dispose of the stems and leaves either by composting the healthy ones or throwing out the diseased parts. You can also fertilize just before or after pruning, which gives Snake plant a little vitamin boost that can provide it the nutrients needed to better protect itself from any nearby pathogens or diseases. Do not water the Snake plant immediately after pruning as this can lead to fungal infestation of the plants through the wounds. You don’t need much after care when you’re done pruning. It might benefit from light watering and some liquid plant food to encourage new growth.
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How can I prune my Snake plant during different seasons?
Early spring and late winter are the best times to prune your Snake plant on a large scale. If you want to control the size of your Snake plant, you can prune them as you wish, but be careful not to prune more than a third of the size of the plant. Yellow and diseased leaves may appear during the summer months when the Snake plant is growing vigorously and these types of leaves need to be pruned back immediately. These parts of the Snake plant cannot be restored and pruning increases the ventilation of the plant and facilitates its growth.
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When should I prune my Snake plant through different stages of growth?
Strategic pruning is usually done at different times of the year or during certain stages of growth depending on the plant. However, knowing when to prune your Snake plant depends on where you live and how established your plant is. For example, if your Snake plant is a new resident, it’s a good idea to wait until the plant starts to grow back before you start pruning. On the other hand, if your plant is already established, you will want to prune the dry or dead parts in plant before new leafy growth appears in early spring or late winter. This is the time of year when plants are dormant and pruning causes the least damage to them. This is also the best time of year to do more extensive pruning. It’s important to note that if Snake plant is pruned too late in the season, it can leave new growth at risk for damage or disease. However, if your Snake plant is indoors this is not a problem and you can prune at any time. Since this can affect the long-term health and appearance of your plant, it’s important to keep this in mind when deciding when and how to prune. As your Snake plant grows larger over time, you can trim it as needed after annual pruning. Dead, damaged, or diseased leaf blade foliage can be removed as it appears. This could be done anytime when your Snake plant is growing.
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Summer, Fall
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White
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Evergreen

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Scars
Scars Scars
Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Aged yellow and dry
Aged yellow and dry Aged yellow and dry
Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Low light
Low light Low light
Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Solutions: Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed. Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn. Introduce appropriate artificial lighting. Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
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Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Overview
Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
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Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Overview
Overview
All plants require light, and if they do not receive it in the quantities that they require this distorts their growth in a process known as etiolation. In essence, etiolated plants are diverting all of their energy to growing taller in a desperate attempt to reach a position where they can meet their light requirements. Many other growth factors are harmed by this, and so light-deprived plants can become weak and distorted until they are almost unrecognizable. Low light symptoms are most commonly seen in houseplants, but outdoor specimens can also be affected.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Although symptoms will vary in different plants, the general symptoms of low light are easy to spot.
  1. Plant stems grow tall and lanky.
  2. There are less leaves, and both leaves and stems tend to be pale and insipid looking. This is due to a shortage of chlorophyll.
  3. All plant parts become weakened and may droop, as energy is diverted toward too-fast growth as the plant stretches itself toward any source of light.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Plants need sunlight in varying amounts for photosynthesis – a process that produces energy for growth and fruit and flower production. Low light causes a plant to divert all energy to upward (apical) growth in order to find better light. Plant hormones called auxins are transported from the actively-growing tip of the plant downwards, to suppress lateral growth. A drop in cellular pH triggers expansins, nonenzymatic cell wall proteins, to loosen cell walls and allow them to elongate. This elongation results in the abnormal lengthening of stems, especially internodes, or plant "legginess" which is observed in etoliated plants.
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The preeminent season to transplant snake plant spans Spring to Summer, a period apt for prompting fresh growth. Gently transplant it in areas with abundant light but away from direct sunrays. Proper drainage is essential, so avoid overwatering!
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North
The snake plant appreciates a North-facing position. Its upright, sword-like leaves support the capturing and harnessing of strong, positive energy or Chi, aimed at revitalizing personal focus and drive, desired Feng Shui attributes for North-facing areas. This compatibility, however, may not apply universally due to differing environmental and subjective factors.
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Scars
Scars Scars Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
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Aged yellow and dry
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
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Low light
Low light Low light Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Solutions: Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed. Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn. Introduce appropriate artificial lighting. Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
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Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
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Aged yellow and dry
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Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Overview
Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
Solutions
Solutions
If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Prevention
Prevention
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent plants from dying of “old age.” To help prolong their life, and put off symptoms of aged yellow and dry for as long as possible, take care of them by giving them enough water, fertilizing them appropriately, and making sure they get enough sunlight.
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Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Overview
Overview
All plants require light, and if they do not receive it in the quantities that they require this distorts their growth in a process known as etiolation. In essence, etiolated plants are diverting all of their energy to growing taller in a desperate attempt to reach a position where they can meet their light requirements. Many other growth factors are harmed by this, and so light-deprived plants can become weak and distorted until they are almost unrecognizable. Low light symptoms are most commonly seen in houseplants, but outdoor specimens can also be affected.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Although symptoms will vary in different plants, the general symptoms of low light are easy to spot.
  1. Plant stems grow tall and lanky.
  2. There are less leaves, and both leaves and stems tend to be pale and insipid looking. This is due to a shortage of chlorophyll.
  3. All plant parts become weakened and may droop, as energy is diverted toward too-fast growth as the plant stretches itself toward any source of light.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Plants need sunlight in varying amounts for photosynthesis – a process that produces energy for growth and fruit and flower production. Low light causes a plant to divert all energy to upward (apical) growth in order to find better light. Plant hormones called auxins are transported from the actively-growing tip of the plant downwards, to suppress lateral growth. A drop in cellular pH triggers expansins, nonenzymatic cell wall proteins, to loosen cell walls and allow them to elongate. This elongation results in the abnormal lengthening of stems, especially internodes, or plant "legginess" which is observed in etoliated plants.
Solutions
Solutions
Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed.
  • Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn.
  • Introduce appropriate artificial lighting.
  • Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
Prevention
Prevention
To avoid etiolation, provide an adequate amount of light from the beginning.
  1. Choose a location that matches each plant's ideal light needs. Many indoor plants do best in or near a south-facing window, which will provide the longest hours of sunlight. Flowering plants and those with colored leaves typically need more light than purely-green plants, as photosynthesis occurs in the green portions of leaves.
  2. Select plants with light needs that match a location's conditions. Some cultivars and varieties require less light than others.
  3. Use a grow light. Darker locations may require artificial illumination. A grow light may also become more necessary during winter, when sunlit hours are at their shortest.
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How to Successfully Transplant Snake Plant?
The preeminent season to transplant snake plant spans Spring to Summer, a period apt for prompting fresh growth. Gently transplant it in areas with abundant light but away from direct sunrays. Proper drainage is essential, so avoid overwatering!
What Preparations are Needed Before Transplanting Snake Plant?
What is the Ideal Time for Transplanting Snake Plant?
For snake plant, the perfect transplantation period is between late spring to early summer (S3-S5). This period offers ideal temperatures and lengths of daylight – which snake plant needs to develop new roots. Transplanting at this time means less stress and a healthier future for your plant.
How Much Space Should You Leave Between Snake Plant Plants?
For snake plant, aim for a spacing of about 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) between each plant. This gives them plenty of room to grow. If they're too close, they may fight for nutrients and sunlight causing them to not thrive.
What is the Best Soil Mix for Snake Plant Transplanting?
Use a well-draining soil for snake plant. Blend potting soil with a bit of coarse sand or perlite. Pre-fertilize the soil with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer. Remember, healthy soil means a healthy plant.
Where Should You Relocate Your Snake Plant?
Snake plant loves indirect sunlight! Pick a naturally bright location where direct sunlight doesn't hit the plant. Too much sunlight may cause the leaves to scorch. Keep in mind, they can also thrive in low light, so no worries if you don’t have a super bright room.
What Equipments Should You Prepare Before Transplantation Snake Plant?
Gardening Gloves
To shield your hands from potential prickly leaves of snake plant and to keep them clean.
Trowel or Spade
Depending on the size of the snake plant, you might need one to gently excavate the plant from its original location without damaging roots.
Wheelbarrow or Cart
Useful for moving the plant, especially if the plant is large.
New Planting Container (if not transplanting directly into the ground)
Make sure it has ample room for the roots to expand.
Scissors or Pruners
These may be required to trim any damaged roots or leaves prior to replanting the snake plant.
Watering Can
To water the plant immediately after transplanting.
How Do You Remove Snake Plant from the Soil?
From Ground: Begin the process by watering the snake plant to ensure the soil is damp and easier to work with. Use a trowel or spade to create a wide circumference around the plant, making sure to keep the root ball intact. Once the circle is complete, carefully work the spade underneath the root ball, and gently lift it free.
From Pot: If the snake plant is in a pot, the transplanting process is a bit simpler. Get the plant and soil wet before starting to make it easier to remove. Turn the pot sideways, hold the plant gently by its stem, tap the bottom and sides of the pot to loosen the plant, and pull out the plant.
From Seedling Tray: If you're transplanting a snake plant seedling, the process is a little different. First, get the soil moist but not waterlogged. Then, using a dibber or a chopstick, loosen the soil around the seedling and lift it from the tray, applying absolutely minimal force.
Step-by-Step Guide for Transplanting Snake Plant
Step1 Preparation
Water the snake plant plant thoroughly one day before the transplanting process. This will help to minimize shock to the plant during the transplant process.
Step2 Dig a Hole
In the new location, dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the snake plant's root ball.
Step3 Placement
Lower the plant into the hole. Plant it at the same depth it was growing before so that all roots are covered with soil, but none of the lower leaves are buried.
Step4 Backfill
Backfill the hole with soil, pressing the soil around the plant's base to ensure it is stable.
Step5 Water Thoroughly
Water the plant immediately after planting. The soil needs to be kept moist to help the plant establish in its new home.
How Do You Care For Snake Plant After Transplanting?
Watering
The first few weeks after transplant are crucial for the snake plant's survival. Proper watering is critical and it usually depends on the weather and soil conditions, adjust accordingly.
Feeding
A couple of weeks after transplanting, feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks according to the package instructions.
Protection
Keep an eye on your snake plant, protecting it from pest or diseases. Problem signs may include yellow or white spots on the foliage, a sure sign that your plant needs a bit of help.
Pruning
To allow your snake plant to focus its energy on root development, prune off any spent or dead leaves or flowers that appear after transplantation.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Snake Plant Transplantation.
What is the ideal period to transplant 'snake plant'?
The best time to transplant 'snake plant' is during the late summer to early autumn, commonly referred to as 'S3-S5'.
How much space should be left between each 'snake plant' while transplanting?
It's best to leave around 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) of space between each 'snake plant'. This gives each plant ample room for growth.
What kind of soil is most suitable for transplanting 'snake plant'?
Snake plant' prefers free-draining soil. Make sure the soil isn't too packed -- if it's well-aerated, your plants will thrive.
How do we prepare the soil before transplanting 'snake plant'?
Clean the transplant area by removing weeds and grass, then add compost or organic matter to increase its fertility.
What size pot or container is ideal for transplanting 'snake plant'?
For 'snake plant', choose a pot that's slightly bigger than its current one. Ensure it has a diameter of about 10 inches (25 cm).
What should be the ideal depth of planting 'snake plant' after transplanting?
While replanting 'snake plant', make sure the root-ball is covered with soil. Usually, a depth of about 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) is appropriate.
How to water 'snake plant' after transplanting?
Water your 'snake plant' immediately after transplanting. Avoid overwatering and ensure the water drains freely to prevent root rot.
Should I prune 'snake plant' before or after transplanting?
Pruning isn't generally necessary for 'snake plant' during transplanting. However, any dead or yellow leaves can be removed to promote new growth.
How can I ensure that my 'snake plant' doesn't go into shock after transplanting?
To avoid transplant shock, try to mimic the previous growing conditions as closely as possible. Also, using a root stimulator may help.
What are the signs that my 'snake plant' is successfully growing after transplanting?
Visible signs of new growth, such as new leaves or shoots, indicate that your 'snake plant' is adapting well to its new environment after transplanting.
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