All Things Gardening forum→Help, my snake plant has brown dry spots.

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May 10, 2020 8:16 AM CST
Hello all,

I just realised that my quite new snake plant has brown dry small spots on its leaves, as well as dry tips.

I am super worried as I just had to throw away an Aloe vera that appeared that was infected with scale. Sadly, my snake plant was close to it.

I would appreciate any advice as I don't really know what to do. I am beginner with plants.

Thank You!


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May 11, 2020 1:13 PM CST
Those marks are nothing to worry about. Smiling I believe it is some sort of mechanical damage, but not caused by an insect. Just keep an eye on it, as scale larvae is microscopic and you normally don't notice you have scale until the adults form.
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
May 12, 2020 2:26 PM CST
Panic much, mamma?

I'm sorry, lol. I want to tease you specifically to highlight how little you should worry about tiny bumps and bruises. It's very cute how worried and protective you are, but this is not something to worry about. It's the scraped elbow of the plant world.

One thing about sanseveria, and all plants as far as I know, is they don't heal little cuts and bruises. They seal them and grow new leaves. They callous that spot and Keep making new growth where they were already making new growth. Sometimes you get a nick or cut or bite or crease that causes a flaw, and this plant keeps its health by callousing those openings
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
May 12, 2020 2:30 PM CST
You have a very healthy plant. Don't change anything.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Jun 24, 2020 4:45 AM CST
Thank you all guys, and yes I get way to worried with my plants hehehe. It is cause I am still learning!
My snake is doing great.

Thanks again! 🤗

Tatiana Thank You!

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