Snake plants, which originated in West Africa’s tropical jungles, appear to flourish in hot, sunny environments. Snake plants thrived in a region of Africa that extended from Nigeria to the Congo before becoming a popular indoor plant. The species has grown in popularity as an indoor houseplant all around the world since then.
Throughout its history, this plant has been known as Sansevieria. The Dracaena genus was first added to the plant family in 2017. The scientific name of the snake plant has recently been changed to Dracaena trifasciata. It is a member of the Asparagaceae plant family, which includes a garden, as you might anticipate.
The plant is native to West Africa and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Only a few of the variations are Hahnii, Laurentii, Compacta, Goldiana, and Silbersee. The sizes and shapes of the plants range from small snake plants to a twisted-sister type with wavy leaves.
Across civilizations, the plant is known by a variety of names. It’s also known as mother-in-language law in English. This plant are known in Portuguese as Espada de Sâo Jorge, or Saint George’s sword. In Japan, the plant is known as a tiger’s tail. According to NASA’s Clean Air Study, the variegated variety of snake plants, or Dracaena trifasciata ‘Laurentii,’ has been added to the list of air-purifying plants.
Snake Plants That’s Suitable For Your Desk
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’
Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii’ is a dwarf cultivar with wide leaves. The ‘Golden Hahnii,’ commonly known as the Bird’s Nest sansevieria, is another dwarf sansevieria variation. Green and light green striped stripes flow horizontally over the large tapering leaves of this snake plant species. As the leaves become larger, they cluster together and form leafy funnels. When you look at the shape of the ‘Golden Hahnii’ from above, you’ll notice a rosette design.
This sansevieria cultivar will only grow to be around 12” (30 cm) tall. Grow the snake plant in clumps rather than as a single snake plant for a dramatic impact.
Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii
Sansevieria Hahnii is one of the most popular short snake plant cultivars. Bird’s nest snake plant and dwarf mother in law’s tongue are two additional frequent names for this lovely plant. It’s a stemless variety of a popular snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata). The bird’s nest plant is a small cultivar that rarely reaches more than a foot (30 cm) tall. If you cultivate these plants outside, though, their underground branches tend to spread quickly.
Sansevieria Ehrenbergii Samurai Dwarf
Samurai tiny snake plant is a compact cultivar of one of the tallest Sansevieria species. This cultivar is normally just 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) tall, despite the fact that its parent plant can reach a mature height of 5 feet. It’s an unique variety with thick green leaves that are short and thick. This plant provides a nice tabletop accent and is easy to move around due to its small size. It will look great in your dining room or on your desk.
Like its mother plant, a samurai dwarf has pointy leaves that grow in opposite directions. When viewed from the top, however, they make a stunning floral shape due to their spiraling growth. The reddish brown and white borders and tips of each leaf are different. The leaves are linked to a short stem and have a unique V-shape. It’s crucial not to water directly on the leaves, as this might lead to rot and fungal problems. Bright light and well-draining soil are recommended for maximum plant health.
How To Keep The Desk Tidy With A Snake Plant On It
Its essential to keep your desk put together. Here are a few tips to get you a tidy desk with a snake plant on it:
- Gather accumulated paperwork and arrange or purge as needed. Remember to shred any sensitive data you’re getting rid of!
- Make a list of all the office supplies you’ve amassed. Give any extra pens, notepads, scissors, or other office supplies to your coworkers or put them back in your supply cupboard.
- Label all of your files and drawers. Having distinct locations for specific types of documents or goods such as office supplies, your cell phone, and so on helps keep everything in order.Keeping cleaning tools at your workstation is a good idea. This keeps your workspace clean (and disinfected, which is especially important during flu season) and allows you to mop up spills and crumbs from food or drinks consumed at your desk during the day.
- Don’t forget about your second computer. It’s the one on your PC that we’re talking about! To save crucial data that aren’t needed right away, use a dropbox or cloud-based storage service.
- For your little friend snake plants, put them where there’s not much movement. You’ll be unhappy to see it falling to the ground right? You know which one is the best spot for them to stay!
When you bring your best buddy snake plant to the workspace, it means that you understand all the benefits from the plant.