One of the most popular houseplants is the snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. These plants are easy to grow and come in many varieties, making them perfect for your home or office. They come in a range of colors, sizes, and textures to suit any taste. If you have a green thumb and love the idea of having a lot of plants in your house, then this is for you. There are so many types of snake plants to grow that it’s hard to know where to start. This blog post will go over 10 different types of snake plants that should be on your list.
So, what are the 10 types of snake plants to grow? There are many types of snake plants out there – from tall varieties that grow upwards to small ones that grow downwards.
The most common of these include:
- Kenya Hyacinth (D. Parva)
- Cleopatra Sansevieria (D. pethera ‘Cleopatra’)
- Blue Sansevieria (D. hanningtonii)
- Black Gold Snake Plant (D. trifasciata ‘Black Gold’)
- Ceylon Bowstring Hemp (D. roxburghiana).
There are over a dozen others you can opt for, depending on your area’s climatic conditions and soil type.
If you have never attempted to grow a snake plant before, this is the perfect introduction for you. This blog post will explore 10 different types of snake plants that are great for beginners. We will also discuss what makes these plants unique and offer some tips on caring for them properly.
1. Kenya Hyacinth (D. parva)
The Kenya Hyacinth is a dwarf snake plant that grows in a rosette shape. It has dark green leaves with white stripes running down the middle of each leaf. This variety can grow up to 20 inches tall and prefers bright, indirect light. It is popular as a houseplant because it grows slowly and is easy to care for. It can also be grown in water, which makes it popular with reptile owners as well.
For best care, Kenya Hyacinth needs well-draining soil and should be watered once a week. It’s a great idea to fertilize your plant once a month. In addition, be sure to mist it with water at least once every other week.
2. Cleopatra Sansevieria (D. pethera ‘Cleopatra’)
The Cleopatra is another popular variety of snake plant that grows upright rather than in a rosette shape. It has long, dark green leaves and will grow up to 26 inches tall. This succulent stands out in a room due to its unique color.
The Cleopatra prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It should be watered once a week or so during the growing season and less frequently in winter months when it’s dormant. In addition, mist your plant with water at least once every other week for best results – just make sure to do so in the morning or early afternoon.
3. Black Gold Snake Plant (D. trifasciata ‘Black Gold’)
The Black Gold is a popular variety of snake plants with dark green, glossy leaves with yellow markings running down the middle of each leaf. This type can grow up to 36 inches tall and prefers bright, indirect sunlight or semi-shaded areas.
Just like most succulents, the Black Gold prefers well-draining soil and should be watered once a week or so during the growing season and less frequently in winter months when it’s dormant. Position your Black Gold near a window that will get some morning or afternoon sunlight for best results.
4. Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Superba’
The Sansevieria trifasciata is the most common variety of snake plants and is often used in offices, waiting rooms, bathrooms, kitchens – anywhere that require a low-maintenance plant. It has long, dark green leaves with yellow banding at the top of each leaf and is known for its unique shape.
This variety of snake plant’s growth pattern is unique – it’s upright but will grow wider over time. This type can reach heights of up to 30 inches and prefers bright light or semi-shaded areas. Just like most succulents, the Sansevieria trifasciata needs well-draining soil and should be watered once a week or so during the growing season and less frequently in winter months when it’s dormant.
5. Ceylon Bowstring Hemp (D. roxburghiana)
The Ceylon bowstring hemp is a dwarf snake plant with yellow-green leaves with white banding along each side of its leaf. It can grow up to 18 inches tall and prefers bright, indirect light. This variety is often used in offices due to its unique shape and color.
Considering its short stature and drought resistance, the Ceylon bowstring hemp requires very little care. It’s a great choice for beginners because it only needs water once or twice per month during the growing season and can tolerate low light conditions.
6. Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Cylindrica’
The Sansevieria trifasciata ‘cylindrica’ is a snake plant that has green leaves with cream-colored stripes. There are many names for this type of snake plants, such as Tiger Tail and Cylindrical Snake Plant. The “cylindrical” name comes from its long, narrow shape; it grows up to 30 inches tall and only requires bright light conditions without direct sun.
This unique snake plant is popular for its symmetry and uniformity. It may dry quickly if it lacks enough water. Keep the soil moist but never soggy, and try to avoid overwatering this plant.
7. Sansevieria masoniana ‘Mason congo’
The Sansevieria masoniana ‘Mason Congo’ is a rare snake plant with dark green leaves with yellow accents and white stripes along the edges. It grows to 24 inches tall and prefers low light conditions, meaning it’s great for home or office spaces.
The Sansevieria masoniana ‘Mason Congo’ may lose its variegation if it doesn’t receive enough bright light when grown at home. This snake plant is drought resistant and can survive in indoor spaces without direct sunlight, although the leaves will become yellowish-green rather than dark green.
8. Sansevieria’ Moonshine’
The Sansevieria ‘moonshine’ is a snake plant with light green leaves with white banding along each side of its leaf and yellow-green edges. It can grow up to 20 inches tall, making it the perfect size for potted living rooms or offices.
This unique snake plant variety has low water requirements, making it perfect for people who forget to water their plants. It only needs the soil moistened once every other week and should be watered thoroughly until water drains through the pot’s holes.
9. Blue Sansevieria (D. hanningtonii)
The Blue Sansevieria is a tall plant that has blue-grey leaves with bands of yellow running down the center. It can grow up to 36 inches tall and requires bright, indirect sunlight.
As far as snake plants go, this one does well indoors because it prefers constant warmth rather than being exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations. Keep your Blue Sansevieria in a spot where the temperature does not drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
10. Ceylon Bowstring Hemp (D. roxburghiana)
The Ceylon Bowstring Hemp is a popular houseplant that grows vertically. It has dark green leaves with purple veins and can grow up to 36 inches tall, making it one of the larger varieties out there.
This variety does well in bright light but not direct sunlight as it will scorch its leaves over time. In addition, be sure your plant is in a spot where the temperature remains between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Best snake plant growth practices
The planting and growing practices remain very similar, whichever variety you choose as you prefer the snake plant. The following tips should help you better grow and care for this unique succulent:
Snake plants do well in almost any kind of soil and offer amazing benefits, both in terms of health and aesthetics. If you’re planting a young snake plant, pick the best quality potting mix that drains easily to prevent root rot.
Sansevieria thrives with bright light but tolerates low levels of sunlight as long as it’s not direct. They can also grow slowly or stay dormant if they don’t receive enough light.
For the best results, water your snake plant once per week during the spring and summer months and less frequently in fall or winter when it’s dormant or doesn’t need as much water to survive. It should only be watered thoroughly until water runs through the bottom of its pot – do not leave standing water in its tray.
It’s best to avoid overwatering your snake plant as it can cause root rot, which will kill the plant. The soil should never be soggy or wet, and thorough draining should occur after watering. Additionally, it would help if you allowed a few drainage holes at the bottom of its pot, so water doesn’t stand in there for too long.
Sensitive to cold, the best place for your snake plant is between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit with minimal damage, but it’s better to keep it away from drafts or freezing conditions that may cause root rot.
Snake plants are also not good at tolerating high heat, making them more difficult to grow in the summer months. If you’re in a warm climate, try growing your snake plant in shaded or low light conditions to prevent it from drying out and keep its growth rate slow during this season.
Snake plants are easy-to-care-for houseplants that add interest to any space with their unique variegation of bright green leaves with yellow or white accents. They grow slowly and have low water requirements making them a perfect addition to your home or office. The snake plant type you go for will be dependent on the available space in your home, the style you’re going for, and how much attention you want to give it. Remember that all plants are unique and will grow differently depending on their climate, lighting conditions, and soil type.