Why is my snake plant going limp?

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  1. Accipiter22

    Accipiter22 Banned

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    I have a snake plant in my apartment, it's about 5 years older than me, so it's about 30. It's not dead or dying really. But the leaves don't stand erect, and haven't for a couple years, they just flop out to the sides. It's really a pain in the ass, as if I have it on a table the leaves lay down all over the table. It's not over-watered, and not dead or dying. What gives?
     
  2. iliopsoas

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    give it some sunlight.
     
  4. everman

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    So much potential for this thread.
     
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    Do you talk to your plant?

    Try talking dirty.
     
  7. Juno

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    :laugh:
     
  8. eits

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    put a sexy picture of jabla in front of it
     
  9. tasmanian

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    Put it in a bigger pot and give it some fertilizer.
     
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    Fertilizer?
     
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    hmm... how dirty can you make plant mating processes......

    sounds like a contest!
     
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  13. Accipiter22

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    eh, it's like that even in the summer though...I'm thinkin some sort of fertilizer but I'm not sure what
     
  14. iliopsoas

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    how often and how much are you watering it? Is it getting enough sun or heat?
     
  15. mercanucaribe

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    Being limp probably means that it's too dry.
     
  16. 2Xtreme21

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    Put a sexy female plant next to it.
     
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    'Snake' & 'limp' in the same sentence...my childish mind explodes.
     
  18. ChooChooChooseMe

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    Don't forget 'erect'! :D
     
  19. Accipiter22

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    really? I thought snake plants only needed watering every few weeks? It's not wilting, it's just limp. It's like it can't stay stiff for some reason
     
  20. SagaLore

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    It might be root bound.

    Remove from pot, get slightly larger pot - if root bound, break up roots with fork. Don't be afraid of hurting it. Use some fresh potting soil (not fertilizer, or you'll burn it!). Mist off the leaves when you're done so they're nice and clean, helps with respiration. Put it in front of filtered sunlight (not direct).
     
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    New soil?
     
  22. Accipiter22

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    thanks! i'll have to try that
     
  23. Quasmo

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    Snake on a plant?
     
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    Too much water is my guess. You know what they say about cold showers...
     
  25. Xyclone

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    SOLUTION: WHIP IT OUT IN FRONT OF THE TWO GIRLS IN YOUR LIVING ROOM!!!