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15 Types of Snake Plants to Beautify Your Indoor Garden

15 Types of Snake Plants to Beautify Your Indoor Garden

Snake plants are magnificent houseplants that can survive anything (except overwatering!) When it comes to snake plants, there are huge varieties and types that you can choose to bring into your house. These are easy to care for and provide you with exciting benefits for you and your ambiance. We believe that Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the versatile plants that everyone should have in their houseplant collection.

We talked about everything in detail about snake plants here. Check out this blog to know more about it!

These NASA-approved plants remove toxins from the air and replenish it with oxygen 24 hours a day. Having this stunning plant in the home can help purify the air without any effort. Having this magnificent plant in your home means you can let the air around you purify without doing much. To save money on air purifiers while also adding aesthetics and visual interest to your space, read this article to the end and select amazing snake plants for your space!

We'll begin with a universally popular and classic type;

snake plant types

 1. Sansevieria Trifasciata "Mother-in-law’s Tongue"

This traditional snake plant, also called "Mother-in-law's tongue" has long, vertical leaves that range from a dark green to a lighter green in hue, making it look like a sword. These plants are ideal for beginning gardeners due to their low- to high-light tolerance and low maintenance requirements.

These plants can go without water for extended periods and still thrive. Both over-watering and freezing temperatures would be the only threats to these plants.

 Sansevieria Trifasciata "Mother-in-law’s Tongue"

West Africa is the birthplace of Sansevieria trifasciata. Stunning rigid foliage with vivid light-green stripes characterizes this evergreen shrub. This plant can reach a height of 30 to 40 inches, and it thrives in both direct and indirect sunshine. Temperatures between 50 and 10 Celsius (about 60 and 75 Fahrenheit) are fine for this plant. This plant comes from dry, windy places in Africa and Mexico, but it is surprisingly flexible.

This plant is toxic to cats and dogs, so you might have to be careful about your naughty paws ingesting the leaves of "Mother-in-Law’s Tongue" (we are talking about the plant!)

2. Sansevieria "Laurentii"

The most well-known and widely grown indoor sansevieria is Laurentii, named for its gorgeous grey-green leaves with yellow and white edges.

Sansevieria "Laurentii"

Everybody can cultivate this tall, hardy plant at their house. It stands out from the rest of your houseplants with its architectural form and rich hues. This tropical West African plant, like other types of snake plants, removes harmful gases from the air. Place your Laurentii in an area with lots of natural light to help it flourish and enjoy its vibrant hues.

The striped and green snake plant will thrive in most homes. If you want to prevent your plants from developing brown tips, it's best to keep them out of damp areas like bathrooms (although occasional spraying is fine). Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii usually grows to a height of between 75 cm and 1 m.

3. Sansevieria "Golden Hahnii"

The beautiful Sansevieria "Golden Hahnii" originates from the tropical regions of Western Africa. It can be used as a tabletop display or to decorate coffee tables. Why? because of their petite stature and high-quality, dark-green glossy leaves with broad, creamy, or yellow borders. Instead of having the typically elongated leaves of a snake plant, this one has a funnel shape and makes a beautiful rosette of lush succulent leaves.

The Golden Hahnii Sansevieria trifasciata is a strong houseplant that requires little room. Sansevieria plants can adapt to different lighting conditions, but their leaves may change color when they are exposed to bright, filtered light.

 Sansevieria "Golden Hahnii"

The golden hahnii can survive in dry conditions and is content to be left alone. If you want to travel, this type is for you. Nonetheless, the only thing you need to remember when cultivating a golden hahnii is to water it along the rim of its container. If you don't want your plant to rot, stay away from the main stems.

The maximum height of a Bird's Nest Snake Plant is normally between 20 and 30 centimeters. When you cannot afford to have those varieties with vertically long foliage, you can always have a golden hahnii!

4. Sansevieria Zeylanica "Ceylon Bowstring Hemp"

The stiff, long leaves of Sansevieria zeylanica, or "Ceylon Bowstring hemp," are another variant of the tropical regions of western Africa. The leaves of this resilient snake plant are shaped like swords and are a dark green color with wavy, lighter green stripes. 

The average height of a Sansevieria zeylanica plant is between 75 cm and 1 meter. Sansevieria zeylanica ‘Ceylon Bowstring Hemp’ may not be as common as Trifasciata but they are just as strong and stunning as other variants. 

 Sansevieria Zeylanica "Ceylon Bowstring Hemp"

The edges of these plants are generally rough and brown, giving them a tattered appearance. Because of its tolerance for indirect sunlight, the Zeylanica is a great option for those who don't have access to direct sunlight anywhere in their home or apartment. Minor leaf scarring or cracking is normal; nonetheless, regular dusting will assist their slim, rigid leaves filter the air even more.

5. Sansevieria "Moonshine"

Originally from the tropical West African regions, this is a rarity!

The distinctive leaves of this beautiful plant are delicate silvery-gray and include faint vertical bands. The foliage's shaded areas may take on a darker hue in shady areas. This wide-leaved Sansevieria often called the silver snake plant, is a great way to bring a touch of the tropics into your home or workplace.

Sansevieria "Moonshine"

Place your snake plant in bright light to help preserve its silvery leaves. The leaves unusual colors develop when the plant is kept in a cooler, shadier environment. Although Sansevieria "Moonshine" thrives in full sun to light shade, it can adjust to lower light levels.

This beautiful plant grows slowly, reaching a mature height of 30 centimeters to 1.2 meters. This specimen has caught the attention of many gardeners, making it a much-loved snake plant. There are silvery undertones to the leaves light green color. Rarely, this cultivar will produce flowers that are pure white but have a yellowish tinge. It's a classy addition to your home that will have guests gasping in amazement.

6. Sansevieria "Futura robusta"

Miniature in stature yet renowned for its wide, extravagant leaves, Futura Superba is sometimes referred to as the "curvy cousin of Trifasciata laurentii." Bands of yellow can be seen along the edges of the green or gray leaves.

 Sansevieria "Futura robusta"

This is a hardy plant that is simple to cultivate. The glossy green leaves of a Futura Robusta plant are an attractive addition to any room. This slow-grower will only grow to be around half a meter tall, but it will stay small because it is one of the most common compact snake plant kinds.

7. Sansevieria "Black Gold"

This cultivator is one of the most unusual ones available. One of the most striking types of plant, "Black Gold," has dark green, nearly black leaves with bright yellow edges.

 Sansevieria "Black Gold"

The leaves of a young "Black Gold" plant are more rounded and short, but as the plant matures, its leaves get longer, sleeker, and more narrow. It's not as tall as other trifasciata, coming in at around three feet maximum, but it's still a substantial size.

If your 'Black' Gold' plant has a scarred or broken leaf or two, you can restore the leaf's exquisite pointed shape by slicing it with a sterilized knife or scissors. The optimal growing temperature range for the Black Gold Snake Plant is from 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. In conclusion, the 'Black Gold' snake plant is a unique addition to your collection that will stand out with its black leaves among the other Sansevieria!

8. Sansevieria "Twisted Sister"

The Sansevieria "Twist" is the perfect plant to bring a little "Twist" into your home. We can think of this as a variant of the traditional D. trifasciata's sibling. A mature specimen of this dwarf cultivator averages around 15 inches in height. The plant has hues that are reminiscent of Laurentii and Hahnii.

Sansevieria "Twisted Sister"

The twisted snake plant's corkscrew-shaped leaves are an eye-catching addition to any houseplant arrangement. Sometimes, the way the leaves are arranged looks like a pinwheel or a round bird's nest.

9. Sansevieria "Whitney"

This Sansevieria type is a little houseplant with a snakeskin-like appearance. It can grow to be as tall as 20 inches. Like other snake plants, these can be killed by too much water due to the brittle nature of their dark green, sword-shaped leaves.

 Sansevieria "Whitney"

Sansevieria Whitney grows in rosette shapes, and its broad leaves spread to cover the ground and sprout new plants. It's best to expose them to as much natural light as possible because darker lighting produces richer colors. If you think 'Whitney' is the one for you, you may carry her home in a 10-inch grower's pot, and if she blooms, you'll see delicate white flowers strewn along a tall raceme.

10. Sansevieria kirkii "Star Sansevieria”

The Sansevieria kirkii has almost all of the same benefits as its close cousin, the Sansevieria trifasciata. The leaves of this type are velvety smooth and have a rich, medium-green color with wavy brown margins.

Sansevieria kirkii "Star Sansevieria”

The rough-looking leaves can reach a length of 6 feet and a width of 3 to 4 inches. The bright green fluorescent designs are a stylish addition to any room. Your kirkii will look its best in direct sunlight or bright, indirect light. It's good to clean the dust and grime off their beautiful leaves or cut off any damaged ones with sharp scissors.

11. Sansevieria “Cylindrica”

Sansevieria ‘Cylindrica’ is on our list as a unique and exotic variety of snake plants with other-worldly foliage. The smooth, spherical, spear-like leaves make these plants a superb addition to any home garden. The leaves of this snake plant, sometimes known as the African spear, are erect and soft grey-green, and they are faintly striped. Under the correct conditions, these plants may produce tiny, pure white flowers.

Growing to a height of 20–24 inches in indirect, bright sunlight, this snake plant mimics the fortunate bamboo plant in appearance with its cylinder-shaped leaves. If you want this plant to thrive, you need to remember to water it whenever the soil starts to dry out.

 Sansevieria “Cylindrica”

This plant is so tough and low-maintenance that it can survive without regular care if you neglect to water or feed it. In contrast, African spears thrive when watered using the "soak and dry" method. Sadly, these are toxic to pets and kids, so they should be stored safely out of reach of children and pets on a windowsill where they will receive indirect light.

12. Sansevieria Masoniana Victoria "Whale Fin"

Respect the statement piece! This plant, with its enormous leaf, is destined to be a show-stopping species of snake plant. If you want an easy-care plant that stands out from the crowd, go no further than this one, which presents a powerful yet understated architectural presence. This exotic snake plant has glossy, dark green leaves that are mottled stylishly. It would look great on a table or shelf.

 Sansevieria Masoniana Victoria "Whale Fin" 

These may be marketed as low-light plants, but they'll do best in a well-lit space. The mature height of this plant is between 20 and 30 cm. This plant's gorgeous leaf is a one-of-a-kind decoration for your room.

13. Sansevieria Trifasciata "Black Dragon"

The dark green leaves of this snake plant type are either waxy or lush and lustrous. The leaves of this hybrid succulent are not variegated, which makes it a rare find.

Avoiding direct sunlight causes the black dragon snake plant's stunning black-green coloration to deepen over time. When the black dragon is relaxing in the shade, its leaves become darker in color.

 Sansevieria Trifasciata "Black Dragon"

You must make sure your black dragon has proper drainage so that the excess water can escape or the roots may rot. This unusual species, thought to have originated in the west or south Africa, is distinguished by its thick, dark green leaves. Guests and friends will constantly be gushing over this rare addition to your collection.

14. Sansevieria Trifasciata "Jaboa"

Now, I'd like to introduce you to yet another unique and uncommon thing. The mature Sansevieria trifasciata "Jaboa" plant can reach a height of 24 to 30 inches. The Jaboa snake plant has mottled green leaves with varying shades of green. This snake plant goes well with other Trifasciatas, so you can simply construct your indoor jungle that will be the envy of all your friends.

Sansevieria Trifasciata "Jaboa"

When in bloom, this cultivator is as magnificent and one-of-a-kind as the plant itself. A tall, thin stem develops, topped by a cluster of delicate, yellow, and white buds. Stunning, isn't it?

15. Sansevieria Trifasciata "Francisii"

We are ending our list with another unique and rare variety of snake plants. Sansevieria francisii looks very different from the standard house plant. The leaves and stalks of this plant, also known as Sansevieria Francisii Chahin, grow in tightly piled rows. Each leaf on this plant can reach a length of around 6 inches, while the stem itself can get as tall as 2 feet.

This evergreen shrub actively grows during the spring and summer seasons. Flowers typically bloom in the late winter or early spring. Dracaena francisii is extremely adaptable. It's adaptable to a range of lighting conditions, from partial to full sun, and will ultimately reach its full height potential in the brightest conditions.

 Sansevieria Trifasciata "Francisii"

Here are the top 15 snake plant species for your indoor garden or for decorating any room in your home. Check out our care guide blog for additional information on "How to care for snake plants."

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