Lakota Watson
 
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  • Birthday March 27th, 1996
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  • Snake plant has holes through its leaves
    Help! I got this snake plant for my boyfriend in May from the Sill and it was fine until about a month ago when it started developing holes in the leaves. When I got it originally it came with some damage from shipping (I assume) on the older leaves and that’s where the hole first started appearing. Neither of us are at his place very much (hence the snake plant since they’re pretty low maintenance) so I don’t know when this started exactly, but I noticed this week that it’s started getting holes on the leaves of the new growth, too!  I don’t see any evidence of bugs and the window it’s on gets lots of indirect light in the morning and early afternoon. My bf is really good about watering it only when it’s dried out so I’m not sure what could be wrong. Any ideas??
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Lakota! I agree with Erin looks like slug/snail damage! I'd say the quickest way to eradicate is to change out the soil with fresh soil, or leaching the planer with water and letting them drown out as long as you have a drainage hole
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      Erin Hi Lakota! Looked at this with some fellow plant friends and we think it could actually be slug or snail damage – especially if the spots are continuing to appear, and on new growth. Snails are nocturnal feeders so they'll be hiding out in the soil during the day and only come out at night to feed on the plant. They're totally harmless to humans, but to protect your snake plant you can try a few things:
      - They hate copper; you can try copper shavings around the base of the plant - They can't really crawl over sharp objects, so if you don't want to go out to buy copper bits, you could try crushed egg shells or coffee grounds
      OR, since they're hiding in the soil – you can change it out completely with fresh sterile soil! That would probably be the quickest way to get them outta there.