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How Often You Should Really Be Watering Your Snake Plant
Caring for a snake plant requires careful attention to its watering needs because it is prone to overwatering, which can lead to root rot, and ultimately, the houseplant’s demise.
The golden rule for a thriving snake plant is to water it only after its soil has completely dried out. Use your finger or a plant water meter to test for moisture near the roots.
Choosing the right soil and pot is also critical. Opt for a well-draining soil, like a cactus mix, which ensures that the roots dry out more quickly and don't stay waterlogged.
When it comes to pots, select one with a drainage hole and make sure to empty any water that collects in the saucer below to prevent the roots from sitting in moisture.