Sansevieria are some of the most popular houseplants today. This is due in part to their almost indestructible nature and adaptability to growing conditions and location. Snake Plants are succulents and store water in their leaves, making them fairly resilient to neglect. Sansevieria are some of the most shade tolerant houseplants available, making them a superb choice for any home or office. Their simple, bold lines are very much in tune with modern living and their erect, upright nature makes them suitable for displaying even in the smallest of spaces.
Sansevieria are commonly known as Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue or Good Luck Plant. There are many varieties and hybrids to choose from, however they typically fall into one of three categories:
Sansevieria trifasciata are the most common and popular of all the Sansevieria. Sansevieria trifasciata have tall, flat, tongue-shaped leaves that grow in a stiff, upright manner. Leaf colour is usually mottled or variegated bars or stripes of white on anything from dark green to very pale silvery-green and sometimes with yellow margins.
Bird’s Nest hybrid forms of Sansevieria have short, dense, rosettes of leaves. They are low-growing and are more compact.
Sansevieria cylindrica have tall, smooth, spear-shaped cylindrical leaves with a sharp, pointed tip at the end. They usually have a dark green, striped pattern and are sometimes called the African Spear Plant.