Do you ever see twisted leaves snake plants? Why do you think the snake plants are twisted like that? Some people might worried and think that the plant is sick, might be attacked by thrips and harmful bugs.
Before you do judge that the snake plants is sick, make sure you know that Sansevieria has several types of leaves and it might surprise you how they grow differently from one another! Let’s get to know the origin of the Sansevieria family!
History And Origin Of Snake Plants
African culture depends on Snake plants, which are native to West Africa. The plant is thought to provide spiritual protection by the people of Nigeria. There, people have a ritual to take away the evil eyes. There are several African gods, including the god of war.
The jade plant and the snake plants are succulents that is thought to bring good fortune by the Chinese. The gods will give the eight virtues, which include long life and prosperity, to their caretakers, according to their beliefs. We’d keep it because it’s so pretty, even if we didn’t get good luck.
Snake Plants Varieties
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Black Gold’ (Viper’s Bowstring Hemp)
The black gold sansevieria is a popular variety of snake plant that has dark green leaves. The plant has a sleek look due to the stiff leaves growing tall. The green and yellow leaves can be up to 6 cm wide, and most sansevieria trifasciata varieties grow to about 90 cm tall. Small flowers can be seen in the summer and fall. According to NASA, this snake plant variety is one of the best air filters in the world.
Many people prefer to grow this sansevieria variety in their bedroom or living room for the purpose of cleaning out the air. The viper’s bowstring hemp plant is toxic to cats and dogs, so you need to be aware of that. The snake plant is a lucky plant that can bring good fortune, according to the Chinese. With occasional watering, this snake plant can tolerate low light.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’
This type of mother-in-law’s tongue is an evergreen sansevieria that has grayish-green leaves. The sword-shaped leaves grow in a dense clump. The Future Robusta is the tallest variety of sansevieria trifasciata. The sansevieria house plant can grow in most indoor conditions.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Twisted Sister’
The snake plant “Twisted Sister” gets its name from the way the green and yellow leaves Curl around to give them a distorted shape. The sansevieria has bright golden yellow and lime green variegated leaves. The center of the leaves is covered in silvery-green markings.
People describe the look of the twisted Sister as a bird’s nest. The leaves of sansevieria trifasciata only grow to between 12” and 15” (30 – 38 cm) tall, making it a dwarf variety. The bright green and yellow color of the snake plant can make a dull corner of a room bright.
Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’
There are two dwarf varieties of sansevieria, one of which is also called the Bird’s nest. Green and light green striped markings can be seen on the leaves of this snake plant. The leaves form clusters and turn into leafy funnels as they grow. There is a rosette pattern to the Golden Hahnii. The variety of sansevieria will only grow to around 30 cm high. If you want to grow a plant with a striking effect, grow it in clumps.
This unique and compact Sansevieria looks great in any garden. One of the more diminutive varieties is the Snake Plant. The leaves are typically 18 inches high. The banded are similar to most varieties of Sansevieria. There are clusters of greenish-white flowers when it blooms in late fall.
Sansevieria gracilis like bright light or partial sun. They would grow brighter in the half-light, but also grow well in the shady or darker places of the house! The propagation of most varieties of Sansevieria can be done through leaf cutting.
Twisted sister snake plants does exists! As crazy and beautiful it looks like, it’s a healthy plant! Ever wonder the shape of other plant? Or do you know other snake plant varieties that we don’t know? Drop a comment down below!