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Follow These Easy Pruning Tricks For A Happy And Healthy Snake Plant
While snake plants are very low maintenance, it is important to prune them occasionally to remove dead leaves, control new growth, propagate a new plant, and keep them healthy.
Spring is the best time to prune since the plant is resuming its growth. When trimming, be careful not to remove too many leaves, which are vital for the plant’s photosynthesis.
To propagate or remove highly damaged leaves, use sharp, clean scissors to cut at the base near the soil. For slightly damaged leaves, make angled cuts to remove the injured bits.
If it is showing signs of disease, treat the root of the problem first. Move dry, discolored plants away from sunlight, or prune away any root rot if you have wilted yellow leaves.