Posted 1M ago by @Heather13

So many questions
This is my first snake plant when I bought it most of the top was covered in moss? I pulled the pot out to find this tiny leaf, is that how they start out? Roots are coming out of the bottom I need to repot right? Do I get more of that stuff? I have some moisture control mix can I use that or do I need something different? Is one type of pot better than the other?
Beautiful find! The little leaf is a weed.

Snake Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Snake plants do like to be snug in their home. Having said that I would repot, in a plastic pot no bigger that 2” bigger than the one it’s currently in.
Lots of plants come with moss, it’s decorative and keeps it moist in the store longer.
They do start out with tiny leaves that grow from the bottom of an established one, but that looks like a little hitchhiker that got into the pot. Aka a weed. :)
They don’t like to be wet, so that soil isn’t ideal but it would be fine if it’s what you have and you make sure to let it dry out good between watering.
You probably don’t need to repot right now. They don’t grow super fast. But if you want to, go for it.

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