30 Types of Snake Plant to Expand Your Indoor Plant Collections

Sarah April 19, 2022

Snake plant is a versatile houseplant that is easy to grow and care for. It can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions and is drought tolerant. Snake plants come in a variety of colors and patterns, and can be variegated or solid green.

The Golden Hahnii, Laurentii and Moonshine are few of the most popular snake plant varieties, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find other great options.

In this post, we will learn about 30 different types of snake plant that you can choose to expand your indoor plant collection.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Silver Queen

The Sansevieria Silver Queen is a cultivar of the common plant known as “Sansevereira Trifasciata” with wide and flat leaves. The leaves has pale green color with dark green margins.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Twist

Sansevieria Trifasciata Twist is a cultivar of the Sansevieria trifasciata plant that has some interesting features. The leaves have an extra bit of twist at their tips and a yellow margins which makes them look more unique than the usual snake plant. It’s shorter and slower to grow, but it still grows to be about 2 feet tall.

Sansevieria Hahnii

Sansevieria Hahnii is a small snake plant that only grows to be about 10 inches tall. It has a compact, short and pointy leaves with dark green stripes. This dwarf snake plant is perfect for small spaces because it doesn’t take up much room.

Sansevieria Golden Hahnii

Golden Hahnii is a variegated cultivar of regular Sansevieria Hahnii. It has yellowish stripes and golden-yellow margins.

Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation

Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation is a cultivar of sanseverias that grow up to 2-3 feet tall. It also features white lines running at borders on narrow, stalky leaves.

With its white line running at border on narrow leaves, it makes quite an impactful statement for any room in your home!

Sansevieria Laurentii

Laurentii is a tall snake plant that can grow up to 3 feet tall. It has long, broad leaves with horizontal dark green stripes and creamy-yellow margins. This snake plant variety is perfect for filling empty spaces and live up awkward corners in your home.

Sansevieria Laurentii Superba

Sansevieria Laurentii Superba is a type of sansevieria that is identical to the regular Sansevieria Laurentii, except it is shorter in height, making it look like a dwarf version of Laurentii.

Sansevieria Black Coral

Sansevieria black coral is a type of snake plant that is characterized by its dramatic dark green leaves with lighter, irregular horizontal stripes.

The leaves are tall and thick and can reach up to 3 feet tall.

Sansevieria Moonshine

Sansevieria trifasciata Moonshine, also known as silver snake plant, is an exotic type of snake plant that has a broad leaves with pale green or silvery-green with dark green margins. It’s a slow-growing plant and can reach up to 2-3 feet tall. The leaves are also quite wide, so it’s a good option if you’re looking for a snake plant to fill up a larger space.

Sansevieria Cylindrica

Sansevieria cylindrica is a type of snake plant that has cylindrical dark green leaves and grows in a spiky foliage. It’s a slow-growing plant and can reach maximum height up to 3 feet. This snake plant is perfect for filling up empty spaces in your home and adding a touch of greenery.

Sansevieria Rhinos Grass

Sansevieria trifasciata desertii or Rhino Grass is a type of snake plant that has dark green leaves with white or cream-colored margins. It’s a tall plant that can reach up to 24 inches.

This snake plant is perfect for adding a touch of greenery to small spaces like bathroom or living room.

Sansevieria Bacularis

The Sansevieria bacularis is an eye-catching plant that is native to tropical Africa. It is characterized by its tall, cylindrical leaves that can grow up to 5 feet tall. The leaves are thin with dark green color and pale green horizontal striping. 

Sansevieria Cleopatra

The Sansevieria Cleopatra is a hybrid plant that is known for its striking appearance. The leaves are variegated with vertical stripes of light and dark green with wavy brown edges. The unique pattern is achieved by cross-breeding two different species of Sansevieria. As a result, the Cleopatra is quite rare and prized by collectors. In addition to its distinctive coloring, the Cleopatra is also notable for its tall, upright growth habit.

Sansevieria Whitney

The Sansevieria Whitney is a rare, small, and beautiful plant that is native to Africa. It has sword-shaped leaves, which are covered in a snakeskin pattern. The leaves are deep green in color and can grow up to two feet long.

Sansevieria Zeylanica

Ceylon Bowstring Hemp (Sansevieria zeylanica) is a type of snake plant native to Sri Lanka. It has dark green leaves banded with lighter green stripes. The leaves are sometimes used as natural strings for bows, hence the common name.

This plant is grown for its dramatic foliage. The leaves are stiff, upright, and sword-shaped, with a smooth surface and white patches. They can grow up to 3-5 feet tall.

Sansevieria Samurai – Sansevieria Ehrenbergii

Sansevieria Ehrenbergii, also known as the “Sansevieria samurai”, is a rare and exotic variety of Sansevieria that is native to Africa. It has stiff, V-shaped leaves that are pale green in color with reddish margins on the edges.

Sansevieria Futura Robusta

Sansevieria Futura Robusta is a compact variety of Sansevieria trifasciata with wide leaves with dark green color and light green horizontal stripes.

The leaves are overlapping and short, making it a dwarf snake plant that is perfect for ornamental plant or centerpiece.

Sansevieria Suffruticosa

Sansevieria Suffruticosa is a cultivar of Sansevieria cylindrica native to Africa and goes by many common names, including cylindrical snake plant, African Spear, and Skyline Spear Sansevieria.

The leaves are dark green with uneven light green or whitish stripes running vertically along their length. The cultivar is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions and is relatively easy to care for.

Sansevieria Parva

Sansevieria parva is a rare, slow-growing perennial succulent that originates from eastern Africa.

This plant typically forms rosettes of linear green leaves that can reach up to 15 inches long. The leaves are narrow and often have dark bands or stripes.

The plant produces small, white flowers that bloom in the summertime.

Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado

Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado is a compact hybrid Snake Plant between Sansevieria Suffruticosa and Sansevieria Parva.

One of the most distinctive features of the Fernwood Mikado is its cylindrical leaves, which grow vertically from a single base up to three feet and are tiger-striped with yellow and green markings.

Sansevieria Pinguicula

Sansevieria pinguicula, or the Walking Sansevieria, is a unique variety that grows aerial stolons which produce pups at the tips. The pups can then grow roots and become new plants.

This plant has short, thick, pointed leaves that are pale green in color with reddish margins. The leaves are stacked in pairs, creating a dense appearance, and can grow up to 12 inches long and 1.5 inches thick.

Sansevieria Boncel

Sansevieria Boncel has short, tubular leaves that are pointed at the tips. The leaves are green with light streaks of yellow or white. The leaves look like Sansevieria Stuckyi, but in a fan-shaped rosette. The plant is native to Africa and can grow up to 2 feet tall. Sansevieria Boncel is an easy plant to care for and is resistant to pests and diseases.

Sansevieria Stuckyi

Elephant tusks plant, or Sansevieria stuckyi, is a type of snake plant native to southern Africa. It gets its name from its cylindrical, pointy leaves which resemble elephant tusks. The leaves are dark green with lighter horizontal stripes. The plant is a slow-grower and can grow up to 4-9 feet tall.

Sansevieria Jaboa

The Sansevieria Jaboa is a rare species of snake plant that can grow up to 6-8 feet tall, depending on the environment. It has elongated, paddle-shaped leaves, which are dark green with pale stripes.

Sansevieria Kirkii (Star Sansevieria)

Sansevieria kirkii is a beautiful member of the sansevieria family. It has long, dark green leaves with fluorescent green patterns and brown edges. The plant is native to Africa and can grow up to 6 feet tall.

Sansevieria Sayuri (Metallica / Silver Siam)

Sansevieria Sayuri is a snake plant cultivar that has pale, silvery green leaves that are easily recognizable. The leaves are thin and upright, growing to about two feet in height. They are sword-shaped with sharp tips, and they are arranged in alternating rows along the length of the stem. The leaves are a pale green color, with darker green banding along the margins.

Sansevieria Masoniana

Sansevieria Masoniana is also commonly known as the Whale Fin or Shark Fin Snake Plant. It is one of the rarest type of snake plant and challenging to find. However, it is an easily recognizable Sansevierias due to its unique shape and leaves. The leaves are wide and paddle-like, with dark green color and light green spots. The edges of the leaves curve inward towards the stem with reddish edge, giving them a whale-fin-like appearance.

Sansevieria Ballyi

The Sansevieria Ballyi is a dwarf, perennial succulent that typically grows to about 5-6 inches tall. It has compact, cylindrical and pointy leaves that grow in a symmetrical rosette. The leaves are dark green, with variegated light- green bands and reddish margins and tips. The plant produces small, white flowers that bloom in the summer.

Sansevieria Black Gold

Sansevieria Black Gold is a gorgeous plant that has deep green leaves that are edged with golden margins. This creates a beautiful contrast that makes the plant stand out.

The plant has blade-shaped leaves that grow from dense clusters at the base. The leaves grow upward to about three feet tall.

Sansevieria Francisii

The Francisii is a subspecies of Sansevieria that is native to Tropical Africa. It has short, thick, and spiky leaves that are arranged in a tight rosette. The leaves have a deep green hue with lighter green stripes running along their length.

Sarah Hirsh

Hi! I’m Sarah and I live in a small town with my two boys. We have our own little garden where we grow vegetables every year. It's been so much fun to share my gardening journey in this blog!

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