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laurentii leaf curling...normal?

Posted by Jen654 Arizona, USA (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 19, 13 at 23:37

Hi, I'm a newbie to the forum. I "rescued" this neglected snake plant from a supermarket. It had damage to the leaves which, as you can see, I trimmed off. The new leaf (the only one without damage) is growing fast but it's edges are curling backward -- completely opposite of what all the old leaves look like. Is this normal and it will straighten out later? Does it mean something is wrong? Maybe too much plant food or not enough sun? I water it well about every 2 weeks and the water has a small amount of plant food in it. It gets indirect sun light. I had been putting it in direct sun for no more than 5 minutes per day because I'm not sure if it can tolerate it. Then I stopped doing that when I saw the curling.
So, does anyone know what is causing this reverse curl in the leaf?

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RE: laurentii leaf curling...normal?

Looks good to me. Maybe you are giving it too much care. Bright light and some Sun is great for this sans.
Also, welcome.

RE: laurentii leaf curling...normal?

I agree with Stush. The leaf looks normal to me. In a year it will look like the one on the lower left. I suspect it's twisting toward the light source. I find it interesting that new leaves on many of these variegated plants retain chlorophyll that disappears as the leaf ages.

RE: laurentii leaf curling...normal?

Nice-looking plant! :-) I doubt there's anything "wrong" with it.

RE: laurentii leaf curling...normal?

OK, so it looks like the plant is happy. Yay! Good to know. I've only owned snake plants for a few months so I wasn't sure about whether the leaf was normal or not. It looks and feels so different from the old leaves.
Thanks to all who responded!

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