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Sansevieria roots

Posted by Abehjha New York (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 23, 11 at 15:29

Hello everyone. I've included a link for a few photos of a Sansevieria because I'm curious about the roots. I've had this plant for more that a year and although it's grown a little, I would think I'd see a bunch of long roots. In one of the photos you'll notice some soggy, water damage near the bottom of the plant's leaf.
Do these look like normal Sans roots?


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RE: Sansevieria roots

Maybe it's just me, but i tried your link and nothing. Can't help you.

RE: Sansevieria roots

The link worked OK for me.

Hard to tell if the roots are normal w/ all that soil still mixed in. Long roots aren't necessarily indicative of anything. The length of the roots aren't key, it's their condition. From here, I can't tell if they're dry & crunchy, or still OK.

As to that soggy water damage, that needs to be cut off immediately, before it has a chance to spread. Also, given that, I'd cut back to healthy growth, let it callous a day or 2 & then repot it DRY. I'd withhold water for a week after that at least, before watering it again.

RE: Sansevieria roots

Thanks for advice, Pirate Girl. I've already cut back the damaged growth and now I'll have to wait and see what happens.

RE: Sansevieria roots

Good to hear you've gotten to it already. Good luck, here's hoping it'll be fine (am guessing it will be).

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