Common Snake Plant Diseases & Effective Remedies




Snake plants are highly tolerant to a range of conditions. Even so, this hardy plant can suffer from several problems that affect the roots and the foliage, particularly when grown in the wrong conditions.

If you notice the symptoms of any of the following five diseases, simply implementing the correct changes should protect your plant from severe consequences.

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5 Common Snake Plant Diseases & Simple Solutions

Root Rot

Root rot is one of the most common diseases snake plant owners will encounter. Left untreated it will cause stunted growth and the overall decline of the plant. However, with the right conditions, it is relatively easy to avoid.


Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungal infection that affects various plants, including Sansevieria trifasciata. The symptoms of this disease are similar across species, but various fungi can cause it ¹.


Southern Blight

Southern blight is a serious snake plant fungal infection  that can be lethal if left untreated. It is caused by the pathogen Sclerotium rolfsii, which spreads through the soil and quickly travels to infect the whole root system.


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