Different types of snake plant varieties mentioned in this list all stand out. Choose from these Popular Snake plant types for your home, office, and succulent garden.
The snake plant is a popular houseplant that can tolerate a range of conditions and have over 70 varieties. To help you choose, we have come up with some of the popular snake plant types. Check out the snake plant varieties below!
We also have a detailed post on Snake Plant Care Indoors!
1. Mother-in-law’s Tongue
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata
It’s the most popular and widely cultivated snake plant variety, which features long strap-like upright foliage. Growing to around 3 feet tall, it features dark green horizontal stripes and yellow margins over light green foliage. The classic neat look of this snake plant makes it a perfect plant for home and office decor.
2. Bird’s Nest Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria Hahnii
It’s a compact variety of snake plants that looks adorable on tabletops and office desks. Horizontal grayish-green variegation runs over the dark glossy foliage that forms an elegant rosette. For vibrant hues, place it in bright indirect light.
3. Cylindrical Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena angolensis
The round cylindrical shaped foliage of this snake plant makes an interesting addition to indoor spaces. It also goes by the name African spear due to the pointed ends resembling a spear.
Also, check out this post on Cylindrical Snake Plant Care!
4. Laurentii Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata ‘laurentii’
The deep green foliage of the Laurentii snake plant is variegated with stunning yellow margins. Given proper care, it can grow up to 3 feet tall and is a popular snake plant cultivar.
5. Twisted Sister
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata ‘twisted sister’
Growing to only 15 inches tall, it’s a dwarf variety of snake plants and a great choice for offices and centerpieces in homes and apartments. The curved foliage is variegated with cream green and adds drama to any space.
6. White Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’
Also, going by the name Viper’s Bowstring Hemp and White striped sansevieria, it’s hard to find snake plant. The deep green foliage has vertical white stripes running over it, making it stand out from the crowd.
7. Rhino grass
Botanical Name: Sansevieria pearsonii
Rhino grass snake plants grow to around 12 inches tall and boast a red tint over thick succulent foliage. This adorable snake plant is suitable for indoor spaces.
8. Sansevieria Moonshine
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata ‘Moonshine’
Moonshine is one of the most exotic types of snake plant. It features broad silvery green leaves that appear to glow under the right lighting. Place it under bright indirect light, as in low lights; the foliage turns dark.
9. Black Gold Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata ‘black gold’
The dark green foliage of the Black gold snake plant appears almost black in low lighting. Bright yellow border contrasts beautifully with the dark foliage of Black gold, hence the name. A perfect companion for your bedside!
10. Black Robusta
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata ‘black robusta’
Nothing beats the Black Robusta snake plant when it comes to pure elegance. The dark green foliage of black robusta is variegated with a horizontal grayish-green pattern. In low lights, it turns even darker.
11. Banana Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria ehrenbergii ‘Banana’
Banana-shaped leaves stacked on top of one another will stand out in your succulent collection. It’s a small snake plant that grows to only 6 inches tall. An ideal candidate for windowsill, bedside table, or office because of the small size.