Snake Plant Propagation In Water
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Snake Plant Propagation In Water

Welcome to our guide to snake plant propagation in water. Snake plant (a.k.a. dracaena trifasciata, previously known as sansevieria trifasciata before it was re-classified), it is a really popular succulent and it often surprises people that it can be rooted and grown in water, we cover all you need to know…

A mother plant in soil and some snake plant cuttings in water. The cuttings are packed tightly in a small cup to keep them upright, with a small amount of water to cover the bottom.

How To Propagate Snake Plant In Water

To propagate a snake plant in water, follow these steps:

  1. Take a cutting of one for the ‘blades’ from a snake plant.
  2. Leave it for 3 days or so until the wound is hardened.
  3. Put it in a jar of filtered tap water the same way up it was on the plant.
  4. Keep it warm and well lit and it should root over the coming weeks.
  5. You can pot it up into cactus and succulent soil once it is rooted, or you can leave it growing in water.

See also: our snake plant category page, can snake plants live outside?, Snake Plant Care, Propagation of Snake Plants, Watering Succulents, Propagating Succulents In Water.

Some snake plant cuttings that are currently rooting in water (taken out of the water for the photo)

Snake Plant Propagation In Water: Rot

When propagated in water snake plants can get rotten, and they can get soggy patches on the leaves. This is most likely due to other matter rotting in the water and the rot spreading. You want to change the water out if it starts to cloudy, this way you will prevent the problem before it has begun.

How Long Does It Take To Propagate A Snake Plant In Water?

It can take 2 or 3 months to get a good root system on a snake plant. Dracaena trifasciata are slow growers!

A young snake plant potted up in soil.

Can I Grow My Snake Plant In Water Only?

Snake plants can grow in water alone. They look great in a glass flower vase.

See also: Succulent Propagation (with pictures).

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