Snake Plant, What Is That?
Previously, 8 types of snake plants have been stated.
Here, there will be 14 more varieties of snake plants that may interest you. But before that, here we have story…
…from Anya about her experience having a lot of snake plant varieties in her garden!
Let us hear Anya’s story
I like to wander through my garden, and I often find myself getting lost in the different plants…
…flowers, exotic vegetables. But today when I walked out the door of my home, I didn’t know where to go.
It was because all this week there have been so many new additions around our yard that it’s a little overwhelming.
There are so many types of things planted now! All these snake plants varieties…
...I don’t know why but I really love Snakes Plant varieties. Its like a good things that I have ever had.
In all, there are over 70 types of Sansevieria that have been given the name ‘Snake Plant’. Whether you already have Snake Plants in your collection or are considering your options, you have plenty of plants to choose from. Here are ten Sansevieria that every Snake Plant lover should consider.Tarah Schwartz, writer from sublimesucculents.com
Here’s the main things that you should know!
Types of Snake Plants That You Need To Know!
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Black Gold’ (Viper’s Bowstring Hemp)
Viper’s bowstring hemp ‘Black Gold’ is a common variety of snake plant with tall green and yellow leaves that have a striking golden-yellow edge.
It is a perennial species of snake plant with stiff fibrous leaves that grow tall and show off its sleek appearance.
Typically, the green and yellow leaves of sansevieria trifasciata are up to 1.5” (3 cm) wide…
…and small tubular flowers appear in the summer or fall.
According to NASA, this snake plant variety is one of the 10 best house plants for air-filtering.
Many people keep this sansevieria variety in their bedroom or living room to eliminate pollutants both day and night.
It should be known that the viper’s bowstring hemp plant consists of parts that are poisonous to cats and dogs.
In Chinese Feng Shui, this snake plant is considered an auspicious plant that can bring good luck.
Its light needs are average, and it should be watered sparingly.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’
Fütura Robusta is a species of sansevieria made famous by its narrow, striped leaves in a striped pattern.
These leaves grow in a tight clump and have twisted growth patterns.
In comparison to most other varieties of sansevieria trifasciata, the ‘Future Robusta’ only grows to a height of around 24″ (60 cm).
It can thrive in nearly any houseplant condition and can endure infrequent watering.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Twisted Sister’
Twisted sister snake plants are named for the way the leaves curl round to form a distorted pattern.
The striking look of sansevieria snake plants comes from their bright green and yellow variegated leaves.
Silvery-green markings can also be seen in the center of the leaves.
‘Twisted Sister’ is often described as resembling a nest in a container.
These snake plants are also dwarf varieties of sansevieria trifasciata as the leaves only grow between 12” and 15”…
…(30 – 38 cm) in height. With its bright green and yellow colors, it can illuminate even a dull corner.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’
Golden Hahnii snake plant has large leaves with vertical stripes that form clusters of leaves that look like leafy funnels.
It is sometimes also called the Bird’s Nest sansevieria. The Golden Hahnii displays a pretty rosette pattern from above.
This shorter snake plant grows only 12″ (30 cm). Growing in clumps creates a striking effect.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Superba’
Sansevieria ‘Futura Superba’ is a variegated variety, which has shorter and wider leaves.
In comparison to the ‘Black Gold ‘ or trifasciata species, the Futura Superba’ has shorter and wider leaves.
These green variegated leaves of this mother-in-law’s tongue grow straight and tall.
The ‘Futura Superba’ snake plant is ideal for small spaces and places with low light conditions.
Sansevieria Ehrenbergii (Blue Sansevieria)
The ‘Blue Sansevieria’ snake plant is known for its succulent leaves with a rounded edge and a grooved channel…
…on its upper side. The leaves have a canoe shape and its name doesn’t resemble its color.
They are also called as ‘Sword Sansevieria,’ ‘Somaliland Bowstring Hemp,’ and ‘East African Wild Sisal.’
When the sansevieria is young, it has fleshy leaves with a blue tint to them.
As the sansevieria grows, its leaves become an olive-green color with a light red line along the edges.
Sansevieria snake plants grow to be over 5 ft. (1.5 m) tall and 3” (8 cm) wide.
However, they take a long time to reach maturity, and thus remain an ideal small sansevieria for years into the future.
Sansevieria Ehrenbergii ‘Banana’
The sansevieria ‘Banana’ is a succulent plant with banana-shaped leaves…
…belonging to the sansevieria species Ehrenbergii. It has similar leaves to the blue sansevieria, with one difference:
it has shorter leaves. This sansevieria’s leaves have an inwardly curved shape and are also described as ‘boat-shaped.’
The leaves are a lighter bluish-green color with faint stripes running their length.
A characteristic feature of the ‘Banana’ sansevieria is that the center leaf is straight.
Thick leaves extend alternately out of the center leaf.
You can look for a more unusual type of sansevieria Ehrenbergii when you find the variegated cultivar.
Each leaf in this variety has a bright yellow, banana-colored underside.
Sansevieria Kirkii (Star Sansevieria)
Star Sansevieria is known for its very large leaves and light markings.
The leaves grown up to 6 ft. long and can measure 3.6” in width.
Cream colored lines on the surface of the leaves also help identify this sansevieria species.
The leaves of the Sansevieria kirkii ‘Star’ grow to 3 ft. (1 m) tall and are dark green snake-like.
They appear narrower than those on the outdoor variety.
In clumps, the Star Sansevieria can be an eye-catching sight with its spiky foliage and tall leaves.
The conical white or pale pink flowers that can sometimes appear on this plant give off a fresh scent;
however, the plants bloom only very rarely.
With its appealing patterns on succulent leaves, the ‘Cleopatra’ cultivar is one of the most attractive varieties of sansevieria.
Its leaves have crisscrossed dark green lines against a light green background.
A reddish-brown line along its edges emphasizes the beauty of the rippled edges.
Another attractive aspect of this sansevieria species is its rosette pattern.
With only about 11” (27 cm) tall, you may place it anywhere in the home, office, or patio.
Sansevieria Parva (Kenya Hyacinth)
Sansevieria Parva, also known as the ‘Kenya Hyacinth’, has spiky leaves of light green with a darker pattern.
It forms long rosette-shaped leaves that look like snakes. A single leaf is about 16” (40 cm) long…
…and there are between 6 and 12 in each clump. Almost all sansevieria varieties bloom, and the “Kenya Hyacinth”…
…is no exception. When it blossoms, the flowers are a pretty pinkish-white color.
Sansevieria Zeylanica (Ceylon Bowstring Hemp)
The ‘Ceylon Bowstring Hemp’ has thick leaves with dark and lighter green stripes.
It is also known as the ‘Devil’s Tongue’ or ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongue’.
Sometimes, you may see white patches that are perfectly normal.
These green tropical plants can reach a height of 25 ft. (75 cm).
They look best when clumps of snake leaves grow together. Sharp upright upright leaves make an attractive feature…
…in any room. They can also be planted in rows to form a natural room divider or a modern office feature.
Sansevieria Ballyi (Dwarf Sansevieria)
The dwarf ‘Ballyi’ is an excellent variety for anyone looking for a smaller sansevieria.
With its attractive, variegated narrow tapered leaves that grow up to 6″ (15 cm) tall…
…this dwarf sansevieria creates an attractive display, and its light-yellow and pale green bands…
…create an eye-catching display. It also blooms white and pink flowers.
Sansevieria Cylindrica ‘Boncel’ (Starfish Sansevieria)
Known as cylindrical snake plant or starfish sansevieria, Sansevieria cylindrica is a snake plant cultivar characterized…
…by tubular leaves on a spike. We know this variety by its green dye hue and dark bands on the leaves.
With appropriate container size the cylindrical fleshy green leaves can reach a height of 7 feet (2 m).
Another variety that looks very similar to sansevieria cylindrica Boncel is sansevieria cylindrica ‘patula.’
One of it’s most stunning qualities is the long flower stem that grows.
The flowering stem of the starfish sansevieria plant reaches a height of 3 feet (1 m)….
…and the plant is covered in small, greenish-white tubulars.
Last but not least…
The Eilensis snake plant is a dwarf variety of succulent in the genus Sansevieria,…
…characterized by its bluish-green leaves and slow growth.
It is distinguished from the other sansevieria species by its thick leaves which curve downwards.
Occasionally a leaf may be as thick as 1” (2.5 cm) but it is usually less than 5” (12.5 cm) in length.
The longitudinal lines running the length of the leaves also give away the sansevieria Eiensis.
The longitudinal lines represent where the leaves expand and contract in response to water in the plant.
Despite the fact that there is usually only 2 or 3 leaves on each banana-shaped leaf..
..this dwarf sansevieria variety is an attractive addition to any room.
See having Snake plant is good choice for you to have! It’s cool, its famous, it’s easy to have and care!
What else do you need? In this pandemic time like this, is a good choice for you to have an new activity…
…and having snake plant is a good choice for you to have!
Last thing for sure. This plant need to be care carefully, remember plant need the “love” too.
Alright that’s all for today! Do you have any questions about all of this?
Or do you want to add some method for having and care snake plant?
Let me know your recommendation from the comment below.
I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!