Indoor plants play a big role in enhancing the beauty of the house and room. But sometimes we can’t do it due to our busy schedules. Or trying to enhance the beauty of houses and apartments with artificial plants. I am going to share with you a clear idea about this. I will tell about a species of plant that is suitable for your home and above all healthy. And you can keep it as a decorative element in your living room or bedroom with minimum easy care. This plant is Sansevieria or snake plant.
Bring this snake plant into your home, as this species of plants will always liven up your home. That too with minimal maintenance. And keeping this plant at home will give you great benefits. The main content of my article is a brief description of 101 different species of snake plants. And their complete care and benefits.
Sansevieria or snake plant is a plant native to South Asia and Africa, especially Madagascar. This plant belongs to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae and genus Dracaena. Its botanical name is Dracaena trifasciata (formerly Sansevieria trifasciata). Sansevieria plant is very attractive to plant lovers due to its variety and qualities of structure, shape and colour. It’s also called a viper’s bowstring.
A variation in leaf size is observed. Adaptation processes can be observed in the leaves of these species of plants originating from tropical and subtropical regions. Due to this variation in climate two variations are noticeable in the leaves of Sansevieria plants, soft leaves and hard leaves. In particular, these are succulent leaves to store water. Leaves become more or less succulent due to climate variation. And the surface layer of the leaf is thickened, called the cuticle, to reduce moisture. The lower part of the leaf is broad and the upper part is narrow. Like a sword. Some plants have wavy edges. There are also rounded somewhat spear-shaped leaves (for example Sansevieria cylindrical).
Sansevieria is a perennial evergreen plant. There is great diversity among these species of plants. The variety of colours and texture of the leaves of this plant greatly attracts plant lovers. Snake plant leaves are either dark green or light green in colour. On the other hand, the small or big horizontal asymmetry lines of white, light green or yellow colour on the leaves of some plants are eye-catching. Some sansevieria plants have yellow vertical stripes along the edges of the leaves. Very thin, green leaves with grey, creamy white or silvery horizontal stripes are also seen.
Variations in size can be observed in snake plants. That means some types of plants are small in size and some types of plants are large in size. Plants of this species can usually grow from eight inches to 12 feet tall. The texture of the leaves is very attractive, as is the colour of the Sansevieria leaves. Some leaves are rounded and spear-shaped (like Sansevieria Cylindrica). And can be several feet long. Some succulent desert plants such as Dracaena pinguicula have somewhat triangular and the apex of the leaf is a sharp point.
Among tropical plants such as sansevieria hahnii has thick and short leaves and leaf sizes of 5 to 6 inches long. The sword shape Dracaena trifacial snake plant’s leaf’s normal height is 2.5 to 3 feet, and take some care the leaf height reaches about 5.5 to 6 feet. And wide 2 to 3 inches. Some snake plants’ leaves are curly and the edges have wavy.
This species of sansevieria plants expand by the rhizome and stolons method. The word rhizome is derived from the Greek word. The rhizome is not a root. Its primary function is to store food and water. Although the rhizomes are located vertically under the soil, they still have the characteristics of a stem. Nodes are formed in the rhizome of mature plants. And new plants arise from the nodes. Another rhizome is formed from the rhizome vertically through several stolons. In this way, the new plant growth continues.
Sansevieria leaves are hard, broad and rigid. The leaves of this species of plant are either thick or thin. In ancient times its fibres were mainly used to make ropes and baskets. Nowadays this plant has gained popularity for home decoration and home air purification.
Variety of Sansevieria/Snake Plant:
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Dracaena mother-in-law tongue:
The most popular species among snake plant lovers is Sansevieria trifasciata. This plant is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, St. George’s sword, and viper’s bowstring hemp. The leaves are dark green with light green cross-banding or yellow margins and the leaf apex is pointed. And grows to 3.0 feet tall and 2-2.5 inches wide, although it can reach heights of over 6 feet at best.
The leaves of this plant grow vertically upwards. Can grow up to 6 feet in length and about 3 to 4 inches in width. Can grow up to 8 feet tall in open areas with adequate sunlight. The leaves are dark green in colour with white striped cross-banding and pointed.
‘Sansevieria metallica’ is a rare snake plant. This beautiful variegated plant has vertical stripes of yellow and silver along the edges of the leaves. Again, there are rhubarb light green striped spots on the green colour. The leaves of the plant are generally 2-2.5 in height and somewhat ovate. Small spikes of small fragrant cylindrical greenish-white flowers on mature plants.
Sanseveria massoniana is a large leaf plant. Full-grown leaves can be up to 5 feet long and up to 10 inches wide. The leaves are erect and dark green with very light green stripes. Plants of this species grow in bunches differently from other plants.
The silvery streaks on the dark green colour make the leaves of this plant very beautiful. Which takes sophistication to a whole new level in any house plant collection.
The Aubrytiana Lauren plant is very beautiful to look at. Its leaves look like swords. The leaves are green in colour with a slight yellow tinge and yellow lines along the edges.
Its plant has variegated leaves with dark green to light green horizontal uneven stripes. The edge of the leaf has a yellow margin. The rigid leaves are 3-4 feet long and 2-2.5 inches wide.
This sansevieria variety has dark green leaves with light-silver bands. The leaves emerge directly from the ground in a sword-like shape and are compact in nature.
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii Compacta’ is a small or dwarf plant and has dark green leaves with silvery streaks and golden borders along the edges of the leaves. Small plant height 10-12 cm is tall.
A very attractive Sansevieria variety with green leaves that carry a beautiful silvery pattern. Full leaves are 24-30 inches tall and 2.5-3 inches wide. The shape of the leaf is broad at the base and gradually becomes pointed.
Star canary bright yellow:
The shape and brightness of this snake plant are eye-catching. Young leaves are bright yellow and turn dark green as they grow. The combination of star-shaped bright yellow colour with dark green colour is what makes this plant magical.
Obake rhino sansevieria:
Obake rhino sansevieria is a rare species of plant. Thick, cylindrical. The leaves are grey in colour has small striped spots of light green. And more than one dark green vertical vein. New leaves sprout from rhizomes on both sides of mature leaves.
Sansevieria Halii pink bat:
Pink Bat Sansevieria has a light pink tint at the base of the leaves. It leaves green with very light green streaks. The leaves are very thick, cylindrical and grooved. The leaves of this plant are 2 feet long.
Sansevieria bacularis Mikado is a stemless, succulent evergreen plant. Its leaves are tall, cylindrical, smooth and lime green in colour with dark green stripes. The leaves of this snake plant can grow over 1 meter with proper care and the leaves are usually no more than 0.2 cm in diameter. Its primary feature is that it is clumped like grass. And fragrant white flowers in spring and summer.
Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado is a hardy, evergreen succulent with very attractive green cylindrical cone-type leaves, the leaves are light green with dark green striped spots. Sometimes it is yellow or white in colour. And fragrant white flowers in spring and summer.
Sansevieria Bella platinum:
Sansevieria Cylindrica ‘Boncel Platinum’ is a dwarf plant in the Sansevieria cylindrica genus. Tubular thick and fleshy, very pale green to silvery leaves. This plant grows from all sides on a central leaf.
Sansevieria Bella mutomo:
The Sansevieria Bella mutomo plant has succulent leaves and looks like a horn. The leaves of the plant emerge from both sides of the rosette’s stem. The leaves are light green in colour with dark green narrow stripes.
Sansevieria Bella Blue:
Sansevieria Bella Blue plant has succulent leaves and looks a bit like a horn. This type of plant leaves are surrounding the rosette’s stem. The leaves are light green in colour with dark green narrow lines.
This hybrid variety of Sansevieria cylindrica offers light green fan-shaped leaves with deep green concentric circles from top to bottom.
Sansevieria Cylindrica straight is a plant with rounded, spear-like upright leaves. Its leaves are succulent and grey-green in colour. There are three other species of Sansevieria cylindrica Strait. Sansevieria cylindrica straight vermehren, pflege and entretion.
Sansevieria cylindrica spikes:
Sansevieria cylindrical spikes is a perennial evergreen succulent plant. The plant leaves grow from the rhizome directly. The leaves are tubular like a spear shape and the colour is dark green with light grey stripes.
Sansevieria cylindrica starfish:
Starfish Sansevieria is a compact hybrid and rare succulent plant. The leaves are starfish shaped. Leaves are light green or grey in colour with dark green circular stripes from top to bottom.
Sansevieria caulescens superstar:
The Sansevieria caulescence Superstar plant is a succulent, tubular plant with a rosette stem. This variety is light yellow in colour. And leaves have green veins.
Sansevieria downsii is a perennial evergreen succulent plant. Leaves sprout directly from the rhizome in batches. Full leaves are 30-35 cm long, and semi-cone. The green leaf tips are rusty-coloured and pointed.
Sansevieria ehrenbergii blue:
Unlike the name, Blue sansevieria is not blue at all; the green leaves have a touch of copper hue. The plant has an unusual shape with leaves stacked on top of each other.
sansevieria ehrenbergii banana:
This slow-growing dwarf snake plant cultivar showcases boat-shaped, fat, grey-green to blue-green leaves. The name ‘Banana’ derives due to the shape which resembles the fruit!
Sansevieria hybrid tower:
The Sansevieria hybrid tower plant is eye-catching for its beautiful shape. Leaves grow in batches from around the stem. The drop shape leaf is dark green with narrow rust-coloured edges.
Sansevieria hybrid gabriela:
The shape of the Sansevieria Hybrid Gabriella plant is very beautiful. Leaves grow in batches from around the stem. The cone-shaped leaves are mint green in colour with dark green striped spots and narrow edges.
Sansevieria hybrid marga:
Sansevieria Hybrid Marg is a perennial evergreen dwarf snake plant. The leaves of this species of snake plant are dark green with silvery spots.
Sansevieria hybrid darmawan:
Sansevieria Hybrid Darmayan is a dwarf snake plant that looks a lot like a lotus flower. And the leaves are pesta green in colour with narrow white-brown edges.
In its natural habitat, African Bowstring Hemp grows in small groups under the shade of trees. The leaves are medium green with dark green diagonals.
Kirkii silver blue:
Sansevieria kirkii silver blue is a very beautiful and rare species of dwarf plant. Leaves emerging directly from the rhizome are broad in the middle and the apex narrows to a point and is 25-30 cm long. The leaves are light green with dark green stripes. And wavy with a narrow, red-brown and white line at the ends.
This variety has stiff elongated succulent copper to bronze foliage with wavy edges arranged in a compact rosette. It can grow up to 2-4 feet long.
Also known as the Pangane Sansevieria, this variety is quite popular among houseplant growers. It has dark green foliage with unique, fluorescent green patterns.
Trifasciata silver queen:
Sansevieria Silver Queen is sword-shaped with flat leaves plant. The leaves grow upright in bunches directly from the rhizome. Leaves are up to 3 feet long and 1.5 to 2 inches wide. The leaves are silvery green.
Tirfasciata golden flame:
Sansevieria tirfasciata Golden Flame is a perennial, evergreen species with colourful leaves. According to botanists, the plant has medicinal properties. But the plant attracts everyone’s attention for the structure and colour of the leaves. Vertical leaves are yellow-green in colour. Young leaves turn completely yellow. The leaves are green when mature, with striped spots in the middle of the leaves and yellow lines on the edges of the leaves. This tirfasciata golden flame plant is 1.50-2 feet tall and 1.5-2 feet wide.
Trifasciata is a Sansevieria species that is a compact variety and a slow erect growing plant. The leaves are dark, and glossy and have creamy yellow margins. This plant grows up to 8 inches in height.
Trifasciata black dragon:
Sansevieria Black Dragon has rich, glossy, dark green succulent leaves. This plant is beautifully small and compact and t. and 15-20 cm long.
Trifasciata black gold:
Sansevieria black gold is one of the most attractive types of snake plants. They have dark green, broad leaves with yellow outlines on the edges. Like the other species, they grow well in low light conditions, reaching up to 30-35 inches in height. Sansevieria black gold is one of the most attractive types of snake plants. They have dark green, broad leaves with yellow outlines on the edges.
Trifasciata black robusta:
Futura robusta is an easy-to-maintain plant, with short and broad leaves. This exclusive variety has silver-green foliage with dark green horizontal stripes. It is a popular compact variety snake plant, growing 24 inches tall.
Trifasciata black rose:
Sansevieria trifasciata blake rose is a perennial evergreen snake plant. The edges of the leaves of this species of snake plant are whitish- brown and wavy. Dark green colour has broad vertical stripes of light green in the middle of new leaves. And as the leaf grows this vertical line divides into two parts and increases in distance from each other. Finally narrows and disappears from the leaf.
Trifasciata seafoam is a very beautiful and rare plant of Sansevieria species. The thin leaves of this plant are spear-shaped. The leaves are creamy-white with two vertical broad stripes of grey. And young leaves are light green.
Sansevieria Solid gold hahnii:
Sansevieria hahnii is a gold dwarf plant. The texture and colour of this snake plant are very impressive. Which easily catches everyone’s attention. The yellow leaves of this rosette-shaped plant are edged with dark green.
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii Jade Marginata':
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii Jade Marginata’ is another cultivar similar to ‘Hahnii Jade’, with the same size and shape as ‘Hahnii Jade’ but with yellow margins.
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii jade:
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahney jade’ is much like the other ‘Hahney’, the leaves are simple and dark green above. But the lower part is wavy. This plant prefers less light than other varieties.
Trifasciata lime is a dwarf species of plant. Leaves sprouting directly from the rhizome are yellow and mature leaves are lemon-yellow coloured. Flicker flame light-shaped leaves are 4 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Trifasciata golden hahnii:
Sansevieria trifasciata is a dwarf cultivar that grows up to 10 inches tall. Its dark green foliage has a distinctive, creamy margin with an upright and dense rosette appearance, making it perfect for coffee tables. Sansevieria trifasciata is a dwarf cultivar. Its dark green foliage has a distinctive, creamy margin with an upright and dense rosette appearance, making it perfect for coffee tables.
Dracaena trifasciata ‘Moonshine’ is an evergreen perennial and succulent plant in the Asparagaceae family. Grows 20-25cm in height. Pale green or silvery green leaves with a narrow dark green line along leaf margins.
Trifasciata night owl:
Night Owl is a hybrid plant in the Dracaena family. The leaves are elliptic and arranged vertically in a rosette. The plant is 35-40 cm tall and the leaf blades grow up to 20-25 cm. Lightening Cream Green the leaves have small transverse spots of dark green and the leaf border is narrowly cream white.
Sansevieria Trifasciata grey stripe:
Trifasciata grey stripe is an evergreen, perennial plant. Leaves sprout directly from the rhizome like a rosette type. The leaves look like swords. The colour is dark green in the middle part of the leaves and has a border of white or silvery small striped spots along the edges.
Sansevieria Trifasciata Futura Superba:
Sansevieria Trifasciata Futura Superba is a hardy and attractive plant. The lime green stripes and yellow borders on the dark green colour make the plant very attractive. And can grow up to 0.5 meters.
Trifasciata black coral:
Sansevieria Black Coral is a very hardy and resilient plant. The leaves are dark green or dark green with white-grey-green striped spots and wavy horizontal bands. And can grow up to one meter in height.
Sansevieria black jade hahnii:
Sansevieria black jade hahnii is an evergreen plant. These plants do not exceed 10 inches in height. The leaves emerging from Rhizome are dark green in colour and the leaf density is slightly higher than other species.
Sansevieria green jade:
Sansevieria green jade is well-known among the snake plants. These plants do not exceed 16 inches in height. As rhizomes emerge, the leaves are dark green in colour with thin yellowish margins. And at the top of the leaves are small trunks.
Sansevieria ehrenbergii samurai dwarf:
Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf is a very attractive Sansevieria species. The semi-conical leaves are horizontally arranged in layers. Dark green leaf edges are slightly wavy with narrowly streaked a rust colour.
Sansevieria midnight fountain:
This sansevieria is a thin-leaf dwarf plant. These plant leaves are like a “fountain”. The leaf’s colour is very darkly blue-green with a red edge.
Sansevieria hawaiian star:
Sansevieria hawaiian star is a species belonging to the Dracaena genus. This super unique snake plant has dark, smooth, plump, leaves. They grow into rosettes and take the shape of stars.
Pinguicula Sanseveria is a perennial evergreen dwarf plant. The leaves emerging from the rhizome are semi-cone-shaped. The leaves are blue-green with white and brown edges.
Bantel’s Sanseveria is a perennial evergreen dwarf plant. The leaves emerging from the rhizome are semi-conical in shape. Bluish-green leaves grow transversely. and the leaves are 12–30 cm long, and 2.8–3.5 cm thick. The apex of the leaf is sharp and has reddish-brown margins from base to peak.
This compact variety of sansevieria has a snakeskin-like pattern on the leaves. It reaches up to 20 inches in height. The dark green, sword- like leaves are sharp-tipped and very hard to touch.
Sanseveria Beauty queen:
Sanseveria Beauty Queen is a meaningful name. The plant is really beautiful like a queen. Long and curved sword-like leaves sprout like rosettes from rhizomes. The leaves are light cream green. The leaves are grey-green in the middle and slightly wavy with a dark green thin line on the edges.
The Royal Crown plant is one of the exciting hybrid Sansevieria species. Leaves from both sides of the stem diagonally emerge and are concentrated at the top like a crown. The leaves are like a half-cone. And the underside of the leaf is yellow and the top gradually turns very light green.
Sansevieria javanica :
The leaves of the Sansevieria javanica plant are cone-shaped and the leaf tips are narrow. The leaves are grey in colour with dark green uneven spots and some old leaf’s back side of the thick horizontal yellow line.
This variety is perfect for you if you’re fond of growing small plants. It attains a height of fewer than 16 inches. It blooms in summer with a cluster of white flowers.
Sansevieria Patens forms a rosette structure with green leaves lined in a dark shade. They grow up to 3 feet tall. Infrequent waterings and bright, indirect sunlight are best for them.
This compact variety of snake plants has pointy, long, narrow, and plumped leaves, ringed in white-green colour. Partial, bright, and indirect sunlight are ideal for them.
This attractive hybrid variety is a newbie, growing up to 12-14 inches long. The edges of its foliage are brown with an intricate pattern of dark green.
Parva kenya hyacinth:
Kenya hyacinth grows in a rosette form with 6 to 12 leaves, reaching a height of 16 inches. It has white flowers with a pleasing fragrance like hyacinth.
Native to Madagascar, Canaliculate grows up to 3-4 feet tall. This variety cannot resist drought, so keep them indoors during winter.
This variety is also called dwarf sansevieria. It grows up to 6 inches tall with dark green leaves with a light green stripe at the edges. Avoid overwatering as it can cause root rot.
This evergreen perennial variety grows up to 24-28 inches long. The dark green leaves are vertical, with small and large, white spots. The blue-green and long leaves of this snake plant variety size up to 5 inches tall. It has spiky flowers, growing up to 12 inches. This snake plant is drought resistant and doesn’t ask for much water.
Sansevieria ehrenbergii Rorida is a perennial succulent rare plant. The leaves of this species are arranged in 2 opposite rows. Grey-green leaves with narrow rust-coloured streaks on the edges.
Lotus Sansevieria is a perennial evergreen dwarf plant. The leaves emerging from the rhizome are shaped like lotus flowers. The leaves of this snake plant are relatively broad in the middle and the upper part has the shape of a small narrow trunk. The leaves are dark green in colour with broad yellow stripes on the edges.
Rosette Sansevieria is a perennial evergreen dwarf plant. Its green leaves have pale yellow uneven striped transverse spots. And there is a broad vertical line of the same colour in the middle of the leaf.
Sansevieria Golden wendy:
Sansevieria Golden Wendy aka Honey Gold is a rare perennial dwarf plant. Their leaves are yellow in the centre and curled green along the edges.
Powysii Sansevieria is a perennial evergreen dwarf plant. Leaves emerging from the rhizome have wavy edges and apex curled into a sharp point. The leaves are bluish-green in colour with wavy margins of white and brown.
Comet Queen Marble:
Comet Queen Marble is a unique succulent snake plant. The leaves of this semi-cone shape Sansevieria species are light cream green with dark green spots.
Sansevieria Silver steel:
Sansevieria Silver Steel is an evergreen perennial, succulent attractive and popular plant. The leaves of the plant are narrow in shape and relatively long. The leaves are dark green and very light green with transverse stripes.
Sansevieria Silver streak:
An evergreen perennial, this plant is hardy and sturdy and has sword-shaped leaves. The slightly curled metallic silver or creamy white leaves have a dark green stripe on the edges.
Sansevieria roxburghiana is a perennial evergreen plant. The leaves are semi-cylindrical and can grow up to 1 meter. Grey colour leaves with creamy white spots.
Metallica Siam Silver:
Sansevieria Siam Silver is a perennial succulent plant. The leaves emerge from the rhizomes in rosettes type. The leaves are 3 – 6 cm wide. The leaves colour is creamy white and has more grey vertical striping than the one.
Sanseveria Uganda is a very beautiful perennial evergreen plant. The leaves emerge from the rhizomes in rosettes style. The leaves are grey in colour with light green vertical striping along the edges.
Silver blue sansevieria:
Silver Blue is a very beautiful rare species of plant. The leaves are thick in shape. Leaves sprout from underground rhizomes and are arranged in rosettes. The rigid curved leaves are about 25-30 cm long and 7-10 cm wide. Grey leaves with silvery-white transverse stripes and dark green thin vertical more than one line. The margins are wavy with a narrow, red-brown and white marginal line.
As it is same Sansevieria Pinguicula. But unicorns’ leaf size is big and amounts more.
Pingicular variegated cone-shaped succulent plant. Leaves are arranged transversely in a rosette. Grey leaves have vertical yellow and light green broad stripes. The apex of the leaf is sharp and has a reddish-brown thin margin, from base to apex.
Sansevieria twisted Sister:
Sansevieria twisted sister is a perennial dwarf plant. It is a beautiful plant. Most interesting is the texture of the leaves. The curled leaf’s centre part is dark green with silver spotted. And a thick yellow line on the edges. The plant reaches a height of about 15 inches.
Dracaena masoniana /Whale fin:
Dracaena masoniana is a slow-growing succulent plant. The blue-green leaves have small grey streaks. The plant can reach a height of 3′ with proper care.
Sansevieria zeylanica ‘Ceylon Bowstring Hemp’:
Sansevieria zeylanica ‘Ceylon Bowstring Hemp’ is a hardy, slow-growing succulent plant. Sword-shaped leaves are pale green with dark green irregular horizontal bands. The leaves are Up to 32 inches tall and 2 inches wide.
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii swirls:
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii swirls’ is a stemless perennial succulent dwarf plant. Its dark green leaves have a yellow vertical strip in the middle. The smooth glossy leaves are arranged in an attractive rosette.
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii streaker:
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii Streaker’ is a dwarf plant. Dense leaf rosettes are dark green with bright grey-white ribbon-like spots in the centre and the leaves are slightly curled from the centre. The leaves are slightly curled and pointed.
Sansevieria silver hahnii:
Trifussita hahnii is a perennial evergreen dwarf plant. Uneven horizontal silver strip leaves on dark green. At the top, there is a short curved trunk.
Sansevieria ehrenbergii katana:
It has a succulent Sansevieria plant. This snake plant has long blade-like leaves that are bluish-green in colour and are arranged layer to layer.
Sansevieria jade bird's nest:
Sansevieria Hahnii Bird’s Nest is a popular evergreen dwarf species of compact, succulent snake plant. The dark green, glossy leaves are funnel-shaped and form an elegant rosette with horizontal grey-green variegation. They only grow up to 6 inches in height.
Sansevieria green star hahnii:
Sanseveria is a perennial evergreen and dwarf snake plant. The leaves of this plant are dark green with creamy white or silvery striped spots and the top of the leaf into a small trunk.
Sanseveria is a very beautiful rare species of dwarf snake plant. The new leaves of this plant are yellow in colour. The edges of the leaves have narrow green lines and are slightly wavy. As the leaves mature (older leaves) become completely grey-green.
Sansevieria francisii is a compact herbaceous perennial succulent plant. Cylindrical spear-shaped grey-green leaves grow from layer to layer. And the upper layer leaves are always large than the lower layer. Height is up to 30-40 cm tall.
Dracaena eilensis is a succulent, slow-growing, cylindrical and dwarf plant. Leaves grow from underground rhizomes. Light bluish-green leaves are curved downwards. The edges of the leaf’s reddish-brown colour are folded into a cylindrical shape. A mature plant usually has 2 to 3 leaves. Which is 7-12 cm long and 1.9-2.5 cm thick.
Sansevieria burmanica is a plant with succulent, narrow upright leaves. The grass-like green leaves are borne in clusters in a rosette. A fully grown normal plant can reach a height of about 70-75 cm.
Sansevieria Desertii / rhinograss:
The rhino grass is a cylindrical and pointed succulent plant. Leaves grow in an upward direction, reaching a height of 20-24 inches. This species prefers to form large colonies.
Sansevieria liberica :
Sansevieria liberica is a perennial succulent plant. The lanceolate-shaped dark green leaves have silver or white transverse bands. And reach a height of 15 to 30 cm.
Sansevieria ‘Bantel’s sensation:
Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation is a very beautiful snake plant variety. which attracts everyone. The leaves of this plant are thinner than normal and have attractive distinct white vertical striping with narrow brown spots on the edges. This species grows up to 30-32 inches tall.
Sansevieria/Snake Plant Care:
Sansevieria is a tropical plant. For this reason, they prefer warm temperatures and grow well. Snake plants are best kept indoors or in shaded areas in temperate climates. Because this plant will be protected from frost. A temperature range between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit is optimal but can survive between 30 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sansevieria grows best in soil with a pH range of 4.5 to 8.5. As they are found across vast areas of Africa and South Asia. So rocky sandy soil and loamy soil are ideal soil for snake plants. This form of soil drains well and does a great job of providing plant soil with the correct pH scale.
- Water: Sansevieria plant is a dry climate plant. Hence, these species of plants have exceptional drought-resistant abilities. As a result, they can go weeks without water. Allow the soil to dry thoroughly before watering the snake plant. And after every 10 to 15 days dry the soil again and re-water. If necessary loosen the soil around the pot and check if the soil is dry. Snake plants don’t need much watering in winter. Because plants are dormant in winter. So water every 25 to 30 days every month. Remember that it is better not to water this plant than to overwater. especially in winter. If dust accumulates on the leaves, wipe them with a light spray of water or a damp cloth. It will keep the plant healthy and bright. This will help your room to be well-de-polluted and healthy.
- Light: Snake plants do not need to be particularly careful with the lighting. Because plants of this species have the ability to grow in direct and indirect sunlight, likewise, they can survive in relatively low light. Sansevieria is an ideal plant for apartment dwellers. Because apartments lack direct or indirect sunlight. To make low-light snake plants bright, varied, and patterned, it’s best to rotate them from indirect sunlight to direct sunlight and direct sunlight to indirect sunlight slowly. It will cut the monotony of your house beautifully. The thing to remember here is to never suddenly bring plants from low light to direct sunlight. It can damage the plant.
In winter, plants remain dormant and therefore require less light. Bring all plants to sunlight in spring. Because during this period it reawakens from its dormant state and starts growing rapidly.
- Temperature: Sansevieria or snake plant is a warm-weather plant but it has the ability to tolerate cold weather. A warm climate of 21 ⁰C to 32 ⁰C (60 ⁰F to 90 ⁰F) is ideal for this species of plant. Can survive as a houseplant in temperatures as low as 5° (41° F). This plant will freeze to death if kept outside in this weather.
Snake plants do not need much fertilizer. So avoid the application of fertilizers. But mix equal amounts of dung manure, vermicompost and neem cake together to make a mixture. Mix with water and apply to plants every three to four months. Three days before the day you water the plant, mix one litre of the mixture and keep it. After three days mix the resulting liquid mixture well with five litres of water. And apply to plant soil as needed. Be careful not to over-apply.In the spring, the plant revives from dormancy. So this is the time when the snake plant needs extra food. Then as per requirement N: P: K ratio of 10:10:10 or 20:20:20 should be prepared and applied. Plant growth will be very good. How to make organic N:P: K Fertilizer
- Pests Problems:
Pest attacks on snake plants are as common as any other houseplant. Snake plants are commonly attacked by spider mites, mealybugs, caterpillars, scales, aphids, whiteflies and thrips. These insects suck the sap from most of the leaves and cause a wound. Again the attack of thrips insects can cause the leaves to shrivel.
Pest attacks usually occur on plants when they suffer from environmental problems such as incorrect water levels, humidity and air circulation. An easy way to protect plants from pests is to keep the leaves clean at all times. Wash the leaves with a mild water spray once a week. And spray neem oil at least once a month. Use fertilizer mixed with neem cake powder to protect the rhizome from fungus.
Sansevieria Potting and Repotting Snake Plant:
Spring is a great time to plant and repot Sansevieria in containers. During this time the plant overcomes dormancy and begins to grow. However, this species of plant likes to live in groups. So they do not require much restoration. If the container overgrows, you can cut off the excess plants and replant them in new containers.
Sansevieria or Snake Plant Benefits:
- Removal of toxic air pollutants: The snake plant or Sansevieria is known as a plant that removes poisonous air. This plant has the ability to absorb cancer-causing toxic air. Which includes Harmful toxins like carbon dioxide, benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, toluene, trichlorethylene. Snake plant has the ability to act against airborne allergies.
- Filter indoor air & release O2 at night: Sansevieria or snake plants do not emit carbon dioxide at night like other plants. It releases oxygen instead. and helps filter indoor air. Snake plants perform this function in a special way. Sansevieria converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night. O2 is absorbed through the stomata, and O2 is released through the same stomata. In CAM photosynthesis, or Crassulacean-acid metabolism, plants open their stomata at night to reduce water loss. CO2 is acquired at this time, and stored in vacuoles as malate. The snake plant absorbs toxins and releases oxygen. This quality makes it an ideal plant for the bedroom. That can help control polluted air flow at night and create a healthy environment.
- Mental health booster: The sansevieria plant is used to treat mental health. Although the benefits of this indoor plant on mental health are still under further scientific research. According to a 2018 study, this plant has positive effects on mental health. Even horticultural therapy plays a positive role. Due to the therapeutic effect of this plant.
- Effective against allergies:
Snake plants release oxygen and add humidity to the air. May help reduce exposure to dust mites and airborne allergens.
- Effective as an Anti-Cancer:
Snake plants absorb cancer-causing agents such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, and xylene. And makes your surrounding environment cancer free.
- Ease of maintenance and care: The snake plant is one such houseplant. Which does not require much care. Great benefits are available at low cost and time saving. That is why these species of plants can be used as indoor plants in homes, hospitals, schools, various workplaces to create a better environment at low cost.
- Ability to absorb negative energy: According to Chinese ecology (Feng shui), the snake plant has the ability to absorb negative energy. For this reason, this tree is very
popular with Chinese citizens. According to Chinese people, these snake plants are believed to absorb negative energy and remove family bitterness and jealousy.
- Room Decoration: Snake plants are very suitable for decorating your house. Snake plants liven up your home and office thanks to their beauty and variety of shapes. And also can easily survive in dim light environments.
- Grows in a wide range of humid conditions:
Snake plants can survive easily in dry or humid environments.
Drought tolerant: The snake plant is a highly drought-resistant plant. Snake plants are ideal for keeping at home or in the office as they do not require regular watering.
- Relieves minor physical problems: According to plant experts, contact with this plant can relieve various minor symptoms of the human body. such as
- Promote normal blood pressure
- Relieve headaches
- Improves immune system
- Healing of skin cuts and burns
- Reduces inflammation
About sansevieria plant:
The snake plant is a fresh air-giving lovely and also a low-maintenance plant. That thrives in bright, indirect light. The colour will become more vibrant when exposed to very bright light and may fade in low light. So sometimes it is necessary to bring the plant to direct sunlight.
The unique feature of this family is that these plants are easy-care additions to any location, except in extremely cold regions. This plant should be selected as an indoor plant only in areas with icy streams or frosts.