Snake Plant Guide: Everything you Need to Know


Snake plant, famously known as mother-in-law’s tongue or Sansevieria, is a striking indoor houseplant that looks wonderful and is incredibly low maintenance. It is the perfect indoor plant for plant-loving souls, especially for beginners. Due to its ability to thrive even under extreme weather conditions, the houseplants can be managed even by a novice. Read more about the Snake plants benefits, types, care tips and more in this guide.

Types of Snake Plants

Types of Snake Plants

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There are around 70 different species of snake plants. Below are some of the most popular and attractive types of snake plants you can grow indoors.

  • Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ is the most common type of Snake plant that features grey-green leaves and a creamy-yellow border.
  • Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii’ is a mini snake plant that grows no more than 20 cm. It is also known as a bird’s nest snake plant given its rosette of leaves’ resemblance with a bird’s nest.
  • Given its name, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Twist’ is a housewarming plant that has twisted leaves with yellow variegated edges and green-white stripes horizontally.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’ is a rare and unusual type of snake plant. In a container, it can grow 36″ tall and blooms sweet, fragrant white flowers during summer or when burned out.
  • Sansevieria Cylindrica (African Spear) has round, smooth and grey-green cylindrical leaves and grows tiny and white blooms.
  • The most beautiful snake plant out there is Sansevieria Kirkii. In comparison to its fellow snake plants, Sansevieria Kirkii has smoother leaves that grow in a flat, upright direction and are tighter than other varieties.

Benefits of Snake Plant

Benefits of Snake Plants

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In addition to being low maintenance, hard-to-kill and comprising amazing beauty benefits, the snake plant has a number of advantages. Here are some of the top snake plant benefits that will tempt you to buy plants online or grow one:

Effective Against Toxic Pollutants

Though every plant helps remove toxic pollutants from the air, the Snake plant is another level. According to a study by NASA, snake plants have proven to be the best air purifying house plants that can remove toxic pollutants like benzene, CO2, formaldehyde and xylene.

Produces Oxygen at Night

Contradicting the belief that plants don’t give out oxygen at night, the Snake plant is among the lucky plants that produce oxygen at night. This makes it an ideal plant for the bedroom.

Low-Light Thriving & Easy to Care for

The Snake Plant is not at all fuzzy, has zero tantrums and can thrive in almost any type of lighting condition. It will also forgive you for little negligence for it needs very little water and hardly any care.

Feng Shui Benefits

When put in an ideal position, it welcomes protective, positive and purifying energy. According to Feng Shui, Snake plants are excellent against negative Chi and they make for one of the best indoor plants. Put them in de-cluttered areas, preferably in the southeastern, southern and eastern corners.

How to Care for them?

How to Care for Them

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The plant is extremely versatile and adjustable. Though it can survive any lighting condition, keep them in the space that receives partial sunlight (low-light area). Water it only once every two weeks during summer and once in 6 weeks during winters. Avoid overwatering or letting it sit in water to prevent root rot. Feed them with fertiliser once a month. Wipe the dust off leaves occasionally.

We are sure that after learning about the snake plant benefits and other details, you would be willing to give this fantastic plant a place in your home. They actually are the easiest plants that will bless your abode with fresh air and aesthetics. There are many online florists that sell this outdoor plant in Dubai and all across the UAE.

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