Transplanting snake plants.


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I have two pots that are just loaded with these plants. I'm needing/wanting to make more pots of them, can I use my old potting soil that I grew vegetables in to transplant them? The soil was fertilized 3 to 4 times during Summer.
 
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These are the two plants, bought them about 6 months ago, I've only watered them 4 to 5 times in that period. It seems they do better when watered less.
 
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I was just reading on line that they needed cactus type soil? I read that you have to add perlite and/or sand to soil.
 

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I can assure you any soil will be fine. Sometimes, shops sell them in coir and the plant barely stands up properly and it lives. When I watched videos, I saw clay like lumps and horrible soil. UK's RHS suggests sand. I would say you can use you old soil, but as @Silentrunning said, sterilise it first. As long as there is warmth and indirect sunlight, they will show roots in 30 days!

Have a look on youtube and you will find out there are so many versions of composts. Good luck! Very good plants for your house!
 
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To give an idea how hardy these plants are I dug up dozens of them and threw them in my junk pile behind my workshop. The next year I found that not only had most of them lived but there were hundreds of small plants growing among them.
 
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To give an idea how hardy these plants are I dug up dozens of them and threw them in my junk pile behind my workshop. The next year I found that not only had most of them lived but there were hundreds of small plants growing among them.
You could sell them - displaying the sign - rare plant which gives out oxygen at night. A cheap organic purifier! Trust me - you really could make money out of them.
 
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Hey thanks, how do I sterilize the soil? Ya, I bought them on the assumption that I might have a chance to sell some.
 
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How long will it take in full sun when it's 50 to 60 degrees out? The dirt I'd be using has already been outside in a 25 gallon round water (plastic) container. Could I just skim top layer off and do the rest?
 
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How long will it take in full sun when it's 50 to 60 degrees out? The dirt I'd be using has already been outside in a 25 gallon round water (plastic) container. Could I just skim top layer off and do the rest?
That all depends on how big a fire you have and you can't use a plastic container over a fire. The outside temperature or sunshine doesn't matter. Some folks do smaller amounts of soil in their kitchen oven.
 

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