Whether your snake plant has outgrown its current pot or it’s starting to show signs of being root bound, it’s time to repot your Sansevieria trifasciata (mother-in-law’s tongue). Repotting will help promote future growth by giving the plant more soil and room for its roots.
Repot snake plant can be done at any time of the year, but it’s best to do so in late winter or early spring. This will put the plant into a dormant period and allow it to settle into its new home before days shorten and the plant’s active growth cycle begins.
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When repotting a snake plant, it is important to use a plastic pot that’s 1-2″ wider than the existing one. The larger pot will provide more room for the snake plant’s roots to grow and prevent the rhizomes from becoming too crowded in the pot. It’s also a good idea to go with a well-draining soil mix. Snake plants thrive in a bit of a dry environment, and extra moisture in the soil can lead to conditions that promote root rot.
After repotting, it’s best to avoid fertilizing for a few weeks to a month. This will give the snake plant a chance to settle into its new pot and adjust to its new environment before adding nutrients. When it is ready to be fertilized, use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer that’s formulated for houseplants.