codielane said:I've heard of people using half cactus mix and half perlite OR course sand (not construction sand), if you tend to be an over-waterer. I have also heard all cactus mix, or maybe 75% cactus mix 25% perlite or course sand. But I've never heard of using orchid bark for Sansevieria or any other succulent. Hmm. I would have to look into that before forming an opinion.
I do agree to let it all dry out for a few weeks. I've had to do the same thing before with my Sans, back before I learned it was a succulent. Something about them seemed tropical to me, and I translated that to "loves water and misting". I made the mistake of giving all that extra liquid to my Sans while also potting it with regular miracle gro potting soil!
Good news is: they are tough plants and can recover from too much love and affection. Looks like you caught yours in time, too! After they are scarred and you have repotted them, I still wouldn't water them for a while just to be on the safe side. Another thing I've recently picked up around here is watch how high your soil is up around the leaves. You really only want to cover the roots and not pack soil up on the base of the leaves. Water just the soil and don't let those gorgeous leaves get wet at all!
There is an entire thread in this houseplants forum called "Sansevieria: greatest houseplants alive!". Read through that while yours are drying out. There's a ton of great info there on how to care for these awesome plants. Try not to stress too much- you may become addicted to these plants once you see how quick yours recovers from this!
Who mentioned using orchid bark?
The OP mentioned orchid bark in their first post (using 5% orchid bark).
codielane said:Gina, did you notice the lizard on your window in your 2nd pic? On the bottom left hand corner of your window. Pretty neat. Your plants are absolutely beautiful.