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Tkhan
Jun 13, 2017 10:03 PM CST
My snake plant started getting mushy leaves so I repotted The roots looked healthy
I read somewhere that I could use 1 part sphagnum peat moss and 1 part perlite so I made this mix and just planted it today Made 2 out of the one plant
But kinda having second thoughts about the mix
can someone out there help
Tell me if I did the right thing or need to add something else
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tarev
Jun 13, 2017 10:39 PM CST
Hello Tkhan, your media is okay, you can add more perlite too if you want. And make sure your containers have drainage holes and that it is not too big for the size of the roots of your plants.. Discipline in watering is important, since you used Sphagnum peat moss, it is quite water retentive. Get a bamboo skewer and stick it in the soil, if it comes out wet, delay watering. Or compare weight of containers before and after watering, If it is still heavy even after a few days, delay watering.

When you water, do it early part of the day, direct to the media, let excess water drain out so accumulated salts are washed away as well.

Do post a picture of your plant, just in case others want to suggest something more.
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Tkhan
Jun 15, 2017 4:42 PM CST
I made 2 plants out of one Let's see how they turn out I vow not to kill them with love OVERWATER !
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 15, 2017 4:48 PM CST
Looks good! Thumbs up Take photos every month for your own reference that way you will remember what it looked like from season to season. Remember too, when cold season is here, and light levels are getting shorter, delay watering longer. The plants will naturally slow down growth during that period.

But for now, it is their preferred growing time, but still caution in watering, always.
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Tkhan
Jun 15, 2017 5:02 PM CST
Thank You!
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plantmanager
Jun 15, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Keep an eye open for flower stalks too. They will quietly send one up and it can bloom and you'll never know it if you're not watching closely. Usually the flower stalks smell great at night. Once they bloom, the rosette that blooms won't grow much more, but it will continue to push up new plants and it won't die like some plants.
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