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Over watered Sansevieria

by Helen
(Germany)

When I bought a Sansevieria a few weeks ago I noticed that the soil was wet.

A couple of weeks later one of the leaves fell off. Although I haven´t watered it since I got it, today I noticed that another leaf was leaning to one side and when I gently pulled it it came away easily.

The top of the leaf is slightly shrivelled and the bottom of it is soft and pulpy. I imagine that it must have been over watered in the garden centre. What can I do to save it?

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Feb 12, 2019
The Rest Of It Looks Fine
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

The rest of the plant looks fine, so if no more leaves fall off, you're good.

This is a safety feature for the plant; under stress, the older leaves will die off in one way or another. Younger, healthy leaves will emerge from the crown (center) of it, to replace them.

Do not ever overwater this plant again! Even though they can take a bit more water than most succulents, they are renowned as drought tolerant, so they're better able to survive drought, not drowning.

Keep a close eye on it, and see if that's the end of the leaf drop for now.

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