The snake plant is an air-purifying succulent plant with striking sword-shaped leaves. It perfectly complements any space, adding plenty of visual impact as an ornamental indoor plant. It is the best indoor plant for beginners because of its low maintenance. If you want to spice up your interior, below are types of snake plants that are easy to grow and maintain.
Types of Snake Plants
The snake plant genus changed from Sansevieria to Dracaena. It has over seventy plant species. They are easy to maintain due to their adaptability to different conditions. All the different types of snake plants are toxic to dogs and cats and should be placed away from these pets. According to Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese practice, snake plants absorb negative energy, including jealousy and bitterness.
Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ Snake Plant
Also called bird’s nest, the Hahnii leaves grow between 6 to 8 inches tall and 3 to 6 inches wide, making it a short, stubby plant. Its fast-growing flat, lance-shaped stemless leaves form a cluster like a bird’s nest. These plants are a beautiful addition to the bathroom, desk, terrarium, or kitchen. Be aware it sometimes grows and becomes overcrowded in one pot. Once this happens, one should separate it into individual pots or containers.
Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ Snake Plant
The Laurentii is one of the most recognizable types of snake plant because of its green-colored center and yellow margins. It is also called the striped mother-in-law’s tongue. As a popular hardy houseplant with stiff, sword-like leaves, it grows up to four feet tall and is a perfect addition of color to your home. They do well in bright indirect light, but for faster growth, a few hours in the morning sun will do the magic.
Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’ Snake Plant
It adds a modern elegant touch to the room as a rare snake plant. With distinct dark green slender leaves and white vertical strips, it is a low-maintenance plant friend called the white snake plant. This is due to the white stripes on the leaves. The leaves grow three feet tall with flat, pointy, smooth foliage.
Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Moonshine’ Snake Plant
A snake plant with an upright growth and thin, broad leaves. The leaves are spear-shaped with a pale silvery green and darker green margin. This makes them look like they are bathing in the moonlight. Growing up to two feet tall with upright inverted triangular foliage, make sure they have room to spread. Place the plant in a bright space with direct sunlight to achieve a silvery green look. It turns dark green in darker spots.
Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Twisted Sister’ Snake Plant
The Dracaena trifasciata is a snake plant with a twist perfect for fitting on a shelf. The twisted sisters are types of snake plants that grow up to 15 inches. They have twisting, variegated gold and green leaves. Its curvy blunt edged foliage makes it an eye-catching addition to any indoor space.
Dracaena Pearsonii Snake Plant
These types of snake plants try to push the boundaries of traditional features. Native to river banks and savannah forests, Dracaenas have a tight clamp of vertical leaves called rhino grass. They are a rare find that grows up to four feet tall and has dark green foliage. The leaves are tough and can do well in direct or indirect sunlight. Occasionally water after two to three weeks.
Dracaena Angolensi Snake Plant
This plant is known for longevity; it can go weeks without water. It is also called the cylindrical snake plant because of its round leaves and grows up to six feet tall. These types of snake plants have long grey-green leaves with vertical grooves that grow outwards to resemble a crown. The foliage is stiff, cylindrical, and long. It requires watering at least once every two weeks. It does well in direct and indirect sunlight. When young, the leaves are thin and easily bend; braiding them could add a unique touch to the space and plant.
Dracaena Patens Snake Plant
This is a type of snake plant whose leaves are V-shaped and grow out like a fan. Patens do not follow the ordinary upward-looking style, giving space and an informal feel. When growing to three feet tall with bright green leaves, be aware they may turn bluish-green at maturity. As perennial plants, remember to water every two weeks or even once a month. The bluish-green color, upon maturity, makes it an attractive choice for a home interior.
How to Maintain the Different Types of Snake Plants
The plants are popular as they are easy to grow. They adapt to different growing conditions making them low-maintenance indoor plants. To thrive, they need bright indirect light, but can also handle low light. Too much water is the frequent killer of these types of snake plants. It is, therefore, advisable to water occasionally every two to three weeks. Ensure no water stands in the center of the plant, as this may cause rotting and eventual death.
Learning about your location’s different types of snake plants is a fun project. Whether for your home or garden, they make the ideal greenery for your peace of mind. So, bring a bit of nature inside and out.
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by Melody Beuzelin | March 15, 2023
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