Snake Plant varieties and features

by Urban Plants

There are around 70 different species of snake plants, all native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of Europe, Africa, and Asia. They are all evergreen and can grow anywhere from 8 inches to 12 feet high. The most commonly used species for gardening plants is

Sansevieria trifasciata

Often known as mother-in-law’s tongue. However, if you’d like something a little different, the following species and cultivars are worth looking out for: Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii’ – This species has short leaves with yellow borders.


Cylindrical snake plant, Sansevieria cylindrical 

This snake plant has round, dark green, striped leaves and can grow to 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91 cm.).



Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Twist’ 

As the name suggests, this cultivar has twisted leaves. It is also striped horizontally, has yellow variegated edges and grows to about a 14 inches (35.5 cm.) tall. Rhino Grass. 


Sansevieria desertii 

This one grows to around 12 inches (30+ cm.) with succulent red tinted leaves. This is a kind in cactus plants


 Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’

This cultivar grows to around 3 feet (91 cm.) tall and has narrow leaves with white vertical stripes.



Hopefully, this article has helped to explain how to grow a snake plants. They really are the easiest of plants to look after, and will happily reward your lack of attention by giving clean air to your home and a little cheer in the corner of any room.

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