The roots of my Sansevieria like to run across the top of the soil. Should I cover this with potting mix or leave it be? Maybe I’m watering too much also?


Some surface exposure of the rhizome of the Sansevieria roots is normal. If the exposure becomes excessive, to the point the stability of the foliage stalks gets to be unstable, adding a modest amount of topsoil is a good idea. Any plant, Sansevieria included, will consume soil overtime, and normal watering will compact remaining minerals causing the soil mass to diminish. I would guess that your watering is fine, particularly if the plant appears to be otherwise healthy.

Updated on February 1, 2018

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Caring for Sansevieria (aka Snake Plant)
By thoughthole