Snake Plant Rare Variety
This species of Sansevieria, known as the snake plant, is among the most popular indoor plants. With its striped, swordlike leaves, these hardy plants are a staple in stylish apartments and homes. Saint George’s sword, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring hemp are hardy plants with many benefits, including easy care, drought resistance, and ability to purify the air in your home.
Despite their looks, snake plants are particularly easy to care for. They’re native to the arid regions of Africa, Madagascar, and southern Asia, and require little water or upkeep on a day-to-day basis. Generally they prefer bright, direct, or indirect sunlight, which means they’ll make themselves at home in practically any corner of your space. All snake plants are low maintenance although the care instructions differ a little from one type to another. They are a great option for new plant parents.
Although some house plants could be viewed as natural air filters, snake plants serve as both air-purifiers and allergy-reducers. An extensive study by NASA found that snake plants can remove benzene and formaldehyde from the air as well as other toxins like the ones in cleaning products, toilet paper, and wood products like plywood.
Compared with most other indoor plants, snake plants release more pure oxygen, which helps reduce the manifestations of household allergens like dust and dander. A snake plant comes in a variety of sizes, so you can choose from a small snake plant for a place next to your bed to a large floor Sansevieria in a corner of your living room.
Here are four rare and unique snake plant variety you must collect!
Moonshine Snake Plant
Typically growing to two feet high, Sansevieria Moonshine leaves have narrow dark green wavy veins that appear slightly mottled. They mature to a deep gold shade in low-light conditions but may sometimes change to dark olive in a cloudy day. In general, Moonshine prefers bright indirect light, infrequent watering, and a normal humidity level. Like other snake plant varieties, it works well in urban areas where people travel for work and hardly have time to go home.
Despite their upright growth, these plants make great potted indoor plants with their upright growth meaning that they can fit in tight spaces and locations with low lighting. Sansevierias can provide a stunning backdrop to succulents or ferns in the landscape. Plant them in pots or in the ground. A species of Sansevieria moonshine also forms a dense, durable fiber used to be made into bowstrings. This is grown in warmer climates as an outdoor plant and indoors in cooler environments.
Sayuri Snake Plant
An exciting silvery-sage color can be found on Sansevieria Sayuri leaves. Snake plants like the Sayuri can grow up to three feet tall and look great as a statement plant. Because of its relaxing nature, the Sayuri grows best in either full sun or low-light conditions. Watering the soil too much is one of its biggest enemies, so make sure the soil is dry before filling up the watering can.
In addition to performing well in homes and offices with dry or stale air, these plants can also thrive in bathrooms with higher humidity levels. That’s another reason why it’s called “diehard” plant. Make sure to dust your Sansevieria Sayuri often so it can photosynthesize efficiently and rotate it periodically to ensure even growth. While dusting the leaves, take the chance to inspect the insides and if necessary, protect your plants from pests.
Samurai Snake Plant
The Samurai is a smaller, non-cactus Sansevieria that looks great on a shelf or side table. Samurai Sansevierias grow to about four to six inches tall, and their thick leaves are layered. Snake plants thrive in shady areas for the most part, however they can also thrive in bright sunlight.
Due to its low water requirements and care requirements, the dwarf Sansevieria snake plant is good to start with succulents. It also makes a great “children’s plant”, as it is easier for young children to take care of plants with less risk of harm. It is a good luck charm to keep a dwarf samurai near your home, making it a great living decoration.
Golden Hahnii Snake Plant
Sansevieria Golden Hahnii, or the gold snake plant, is nicknamed for its unique yellow leaves and continuous vertical green stripes. As with Samurai, the Golden Hahnii is an upright plant reaching a maximum height of six to eight inches. It tolerates low light, but bright sunlight will show off its vibrant yellow leaves.
With ‘Golden Hanii’, as with all sansevierias, it grows well in fluorescent lighting, making it ideal for small spaces in offices, apartments, and buildings. Under lower light conditions its full coloration may not be displayed. It makes a great addition to a bedroom table, a kitchen window sill, or bathroom. An extremely low maintenance ground cover, dwarf sansevieria is a common plant in warm climates.
General Care Guide
Snake plants, also referred to as Mother-in-Law Tongue and Sansevierias, are one of the easiest houseplants to care for. A succulent plants’ root system is very fragile, so it is especially susceptible to root rot in soggy soil. Too much water and freezing temperatures are the few things that can really damage a succulent plant.
Snake plants need a soilless mixture, in order to ensure adequate drainage. Snake plants are prone to rotting, so they need a free-draining soil mix. Also make sure you use a pot made out of terracotta that won’t hold water, and discard standing water from the saucer immediately.
You want to choose snake plants that have dark green leaves; white or pale leaves may indicate a plant in danger of faltering. Make sure your plant is in good condition and choose a terracotta pot or a porous material pot and one that allows for good drainage.
Snake plants can be grown outdoors for part of the year in USDA zones 8 and warmer because they are adapted to conditions similar to those in southern regions of the United States. It is possible for snake plants to spread by sending runners underground, so you should treat them the same way that you would bamboo. Only plant them in contained spaces or pots.