Our Favorite Varieties of Snake Plants

The many varieties of snake plants (and all their benefits!).

Looking for the perfect variety of Snake Plant for your home or office?

The Snake Plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue or Sansevieria, is a popular indoor plant not only for its elegant, structural beauty, but also for its extreme hardiness, adaptability, and air-purifying power. Learn about the many different varieties of Snake Plants, and which one speaks to you most!

Our favorite Snake Plant varieties.

Sanseviera Laurentii

Not all Snake Plants are created equal, and Sansevieria Laurentii is the proof. In a study performed by Nasa, this Snake Plant variety came out as not only one of the best air-purifying plants among Snake Plants in general, but among houseplants in general as well. Green leaves with bright yellow edges are what make this Snake Plant stand out from the rest.

The Sansevieria Trifasciata. Photo by  @plant_wizard .

The Sansevieria Trifasciata. Photo by @plant_wizard.

Sanseveria Trifasciata

Similar to the Laurentii but without the yellow leaves, the Sanseveria Trifasciata is another gorgeous, structural Snake Plant that can survive with little to no light and occasional neglect.

The Moonshine Snake Plant. Photo by  @planty_days .

The Moonshine Snake Plant. Photo by @planty_days.

Moonshine Snake Plant

One of our favorite varieties of Snake Plants, the Moonshine Snake Plant boasts unique, sage green leaves. Generally on the shorter side (2-3 feet tall), this plant can be a bit stouter and more robust than its cousins of similar shape and size.

The Sansevieria Cylindrica. Photo by  @plantosaurs .

The Sansevieria Cylindrica. Photo by @plantosaurs.

Sanseviera Cylindrica

Like its name implies, the Sanseviera Cylindrica (sometimes also referred to as African Spear) grows tough cylindrical spears from its base. Sometimes braided, and sometimes in form of a star (Sanseviera Cylindrica Starfish), this variety of Snake Plant is, like others, requires very little maintenance to thrive. Though it can survive in low light conditions, bright indirect light is best for this Snake Plant, which will grow its spears towards the light source if not getting enough.




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