One of the most common questions we get here at The Snake Plant is, “How often should I water my snake plant?” The answer, of course, depends on a number of factors, including the size of your plant, the type of potting mix you’re using, the temperature and humidity of your home, and how often you’re fertilizing.
In general, we recommend watering snake plants every 7-10 days. If you’re using a fast-draining potting mix, you may need to water more often. If your plant is in a pot with a drainage hole, be sure to empty the drainage tray after each watering.
When it comes to how much water to use, we recommend using about 1 cup (240 ml) of water for every 1-2 square feet (0.09-0.19 m) of potting mix. If your plant is wilting or the leaves are drooping, it’s a good sign that it needs more water.
If you’re not sure whether your plant needs water, it’s always better to err on the side of too little water rather than too much. Overwatering is one of the most common causes of snake plant death, so it’s better to underwater and then give your plant a good soak once every week or two.
If you have any questions about watering your snake plant, feel free to post them in the comments below!