snake plant thick white thingsroots - Knowledgebase Question

middleburg, Fl
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Question by marzacky
February 9, 2011
I just got a new snake plant, i took home to replant(TAGID:IHDA0430) there were 3 thick white-roots? They are as thick/long as my pinkie& shaped like hooks.Is this normal? what are they? I do have a larger sansevieria that have them.Being older now i hope i will suddenly have a green thumb. I would love to really start gardening if i can keep a few house plants alive 1st! Please help

Answer from NGA
February 9, 2011
Snake plants have large, fleshy roots and what you've discovered are the anchor roots of your plant. You can simply cover them with soil or you can cut one off the plant, bury it about two inches in potting soil, keep the soil moist, and the root cutting should sprout into a new plant. Enjoy your houseplants!

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