Houseplants forum: Sansevieria with long, thin, hole in it

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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 3, 2017 3:49 AM CST
Please forgive me for posting a drawing but the actual plant is difficult to photograph due to the way the hole is placed and the location.

I somehow inherited a plant that looks basically like this drawing:

Thumb of 2017-06-03/Jai_Ganesha/5636c9

The only difference is that the hole is on an internal leaf, but it's just as long, central, and dry (i.e. an old wound).

My question is whether I should do anything about it, and, if so, what, exactly?

I don't mind it there but when I recently moved the plant I noticed the huge hole made that leaf much weaker than the others during transport.

(Also, just to be curious, are these kinds of injuries common?)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2017 9:50 AM CST
I've had Sansevieria leaves split longitudinally like and haven't known the cause for it but since my plants stay outside on the deck, I figure it happens when the wind or critters knock them over, which happens often. The wound margins always callused over without any problems and when I'd find a weak leaf I'd snip it off and sprinkle the cut area with cinnamon to prevent any fungal infection.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jun 3, 2017 10:57 AM CST
Find something else to worry about. Leave it alone. Gene

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