Does a Snake Plant Need a Drainage Hole? Here’s What You Need to Know

Snake plants require effective drainage to prevent issues like root rot and salt buildup. Ideally, use pots with drainage holes.

If unavailable, create an alternative drainage system in a standard pot using materials like gravel, activated charcoal, or perlite/vermiculite. These succulents need less watering than many houseplants; ensure the soil is dry before watering.

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Placing a layer of small rocks or pebbles at the pot’s bottom helps excess water to escape from the roots. Additionally, adding activated charcoal to your potting mix absorbs extra moisture and combats the build-up of harmful substances.


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