Why Is My Snake Plant Drooping: 9 Causes & Solutions



Snake Plants (Dracaena trifasciata, formerly Sansevieria trifasciata) are tall, striking plants with strong, leathery leaves standing upright like sentinels in the soil.

What causes Snake Plants’ leaves to sag? This often happens when one or more of their growing conditions are out of balance and need adjustment.

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9 Causes & Solutions: Drooping Snake Plants Explained


Snake plants are native to tropical West Africa, which is hot, rocky, and dry. They have adapted to these conditions with their succulent leaves that hold water for long periods of time.



Overwatering can cause all kinds of problems for Snake Plants, which is the most common cause of droopy leaves. 


Poor Drainage – the Wrong Soil and Pot

Soil structure is important for a plant’s well-being. Snake plants, being a type of succulent, need loose, very well-draining soil that affords the roots plenty of air space and drainage.


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