It’s no wonder that this sansevieria plant is one of the most popular beginner-friendly ornamental plants among the public. These ornamental plants tend to be drought tolerant, resistant to various light conditions, and there are many unique varieties that you can choose from.
Plus, its architectural foliage makes this plant a popular addition to modern interior design accents. Not only that, this plant is also useful for absorbing pollution and providing fresher air for Mother’s room, you know.
There are more than 70 species in the genus formerly known as sansevieria and many more cultivars. The species range from desert-loving succulents to moisture-loving tropical plants.
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However, most are adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions and can usually handle low light.
1. Sansevieria hyacinthoides
This plant is a dancing ornamental plant, Mother. The reason is, this medium-sized species reaches a height of 10 to 12 inches when mature, has wide, mottled leaves, light and dark green in color, and has white to pale green buds.
2. Sansevieria cylundrica
The African spear plant is a slow-growing succulent plant prized for its long, round, stemless leaves that curl outward from its central crown. There are also straight cultivars, whose leaves stand upright.
3. Sansevieria laurentii
Launching from The Spruce page, this plant is quite popular and strong because of its striking leaf pattern. The sword-shaped leaves of this plant are suitable for feng shui enthusiasts as they are said to cut through positive energy.
4. Sansevieria ‘Twisted sister’
This one-in-law’s tongue plant is another species with a bird’s nest, twisting leaf growth habit. Comes with two variations, namely yellow gold and green. The shape of the leaves is curved and obtuse.
5. Sansevieria bantel sensation
The slender, tall and variegated foliage of this award-winning species adds a touch of elegance to any room. This plant has white stripes on its leaves which makes the plant known as the white snake plant.
6. Sanseveria pearsonii or sansevieria deserti
This rare beauty of a plant, sometimes known as rhinograss, is hard to come by. They will reward you with attractive vertical leaf clumps. The leaves are long, erect, and sharp. This plant comes in dark green color.
7. Sansevieria trifasciata
This so-called ‘black gold’ plant is another widely available cultivar that is loved by plant collectors for its bright gold edges, which contrast nicely with the dark green of its foliage.
Although too much direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, giving this plant enough bright, but not direct light ensures the color of the foliage remains vibrant.
8. Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Moonshine’
Sometimes referred to as the silver snake plant, this cultivar has broad, silvery-gray foliage and has a similar growth habit to the ‘Futura Robusta’ cultivar.
To maximize the color, you need to place this plant in a bright place, but exposed to indirect light. In shadier areas, light leaves turn dark quickly.
9. Sansevieria chirping
Star sansevieria grows very slowly, so you need a lot of patience to wait until it reaches maturity. Unlike most snakehead plants, with its upright habit, the heavy, tough leaves of this species begin to droop to the ground as it grows.
10. Sansevieria open
If you are looking for a tongue-in-law plant that is not too formal and does not have a typical upright growth habit, this species seems to be very suitable for you. Because the leaves are thick and stiff and spread in random directions.
11. Sansevieria ehrenbergii
This plant has thick, fibrous, and pointed leaves, spreading in an attractive manner. The bluish color of the grooved green leaves also means this plant is referred to as blue sansevieria.
Although it is a larger species of mother-in-law’s tongue, it takes years to reach its adult size.
12. Sansevieria zeylanica
Similar to the popular sansevieria trifasciata, this species has foliage that is almost olive in color and has winding horizontal light green stripes.
So, those are several types of sansevieria plants, the mother-in-law’s tongue plant which is popular among Indonesian people. Hopefully this is useful, yes, Mother.
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