Snake Plant Temperature Tolerance [The Ideal Range] –ISBUZZLE

When it comes to snake plant maintenance, the temperature tolerance of the plant is definitely something to keep in mind to continue growing a healthy native.

Basically, the ideal temperature range for snake plants is between 65 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, so that’s usually what you want to aim for.

You can get out of this range, but if the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit you can expect problems and if you’re exposed to that cold too long, your snake plant simply won’t survive.

So if you haven’t been paying too much attention to the temperature lately, it might be time to start doing so.


What temperature is too cold for snake plants?

For most snake plant variations, the minimum temperature threshold is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius.

If the temperature drops to this level, especially below this temperature, you can expect your snake plant to stop growing drastically, go dormant, or have other problems before it finally dies. .

If you are growing your Sansevieria outdoors and expecting a cold front or generally cold weather, it is advisable to move the plant indoors for the time being.

Who wants to let their snake plant be neglected and freeze to death?

Of course not.

Luckily, when growing indoors, you don’t have to worry about the temperature getting too cold, unless you live in absurd (unlikely) temperatures.

In general, any temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or lower is off-limits for snake plants and should be avoided at all costs.

How much heat can a snake plant withstand?

More than most plants, snake plants are quite hardy to hot temperatures and can still grow in temperatures as low as 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

However, this is not recommended as it will eventually dry out faster than it should and become stressed, resulting in curled leaves, cracked leaves and/or brown tips from sunburn.

This is especially true if your snake plant gets too much direct light, which should be limited to a few hours a day.

To learn more about lighting requirements, read my article on snake plant light needs to give it the kind of light it deserves.

So to answer the question, can a snake plant survive 100 degrees?

Yes, but it’s not recommended because it can’t stand the heat for very long before problems arise.

If the temperature occasionally hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit, your snake plant will be fine, but it shouldn’t be constant.

Signs that the temperature is not adequate

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the temperatures lately or if you’re not sure if your snake plant has been affected by high or low temperatures, here are some signs to watch out for.

brown leaf tips

The brown tips of a snake plant are often a sign that your plant is dry or has recently sunburned, especially if the tips of the leaves are brown and crispy.

It could also be a sign that your Sansevieria has been under some sort of stress recently, whether it’s too much heat or low temperatures.

You’ll probably know what it is for obvious reasons, unless you have big temperature swings in your area.

Keep in mind that brown tips on snake plants can be caused by issues other than temperature tolerance, such as the following.

  • excess water
  • Submarine
  • Too much direct light
  • harmful
  • Over-fertilization
  • low humidity

In either case, you’ll want to correct the suspected cause and then prune out any damaged areas, especially if they’re dry and scabbed over, because that area won’t recover.

Leaves fall or curl

If your snake plant is drooping, this can often be attributed to too high a temperature causing the plant to dry out and be unable to sustain itself.

Too much heat can also cause leaves to curl in response to heat stress as they attempt to retain moisture, which can also occur if the humidity is too low.

Other causes of these problems can also be as follows.

  • Submarine
  • excess water
  • Your snake plant has root rot.
  • harmful
  • very low light

frost damage

If your snake plant is exposed to temperatures below freezing or really below 50 degrees, you may notice signs of frost damage.

There are actually several ways your mother-in-law may react to very cold temperatures and some of the signs to look out for may include the following.

  • Black dots
  • brown leaves
  • yellow leaves
  • white sheets
  • The leaves have become soft.

Keep in mind that these symptoms are not exclusive to frost damage, so something else could be going on.

But if you suspect the weather has been too cold, these signs are definitely something to investigate further.

Unfortunately, frost damage will not reverse severe discoloration and you will need to prune heavily damaged areas to encourage healthy new growth.

final thoughts

Now you have a good understanding of not only a snake plant’s temperature tolerance, but you can also determine if the plant has grown outside of its ideal temperature range.

As always, I hope you learned something new today so you can provide the best possible care and deal with whatever is happening to you.

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