Plants that look like snake plants were formerly sansevieria trifasciata and are in various species of dracaena trifasciata.

Indoor Plants That Look Like Snake Plants

Once you become familiar with species names and their appearances, it is incredibly thrilling to begin collecting items based on those names rather than generic terms like “snake plant,” which might refer to any one of roughly ten different items.

Below are 10 plants that look like snake plants which would look amazing indoors and in your offices.

List of Plants That Look Like Snake Plants

1. Furcraea Foetida

Furcraea foetida, also known as mauritius hemp, is a member of the furcraea genus. It includes succulent shrubs that are often utilized as garden ornaments and a source of natural textiles. The furcraea foetida resembles a lot to the snake plant. This variation is the most well-liked among them. 

It is a distinctive and lovely ornamental element because of its long, sword-shaped, multicolored leaves. Flowers on furcraea foetida range in color from creamy white to green and have a robust and alluring aroma.

PothFurcraea Foetida Plant in the Garden

Slow-growing furcraea species range in size but can grow up to 8 feet broad and nearly 5 feet tall and usually reach a reasonable size for container culture. Other names for foetida include mauritius hemp and green aloe. The natural fique fibers that most furcraea species, especially foetida, produce are of high interest. 

Furcraea is a plant that grows in warm, moist conditions and is indigenous to tropical countries like northern South America and the Caribbean. Hemp may be grown all year round in Mauritius.

2. Aechmea Fasciata

Aechmea fasciata gets its common name from its leathery strong arching leaves that overlap into a rosette to create a watertight “vase plant” or “urn plant.”

The leaves of this plant are blotched silver and sea green and show an astounding resemblance with the snake plants.

Beautiful Pink Flower of Aechmea Fasciata

When you want a tropical or unusual houseplant, they are straightforward to care for and make a great choice.

An aechmea fasciata will produce a bract that gradually turns brilliant pink when it reaches maturity (after several years). These plants greatly honor their owners during their lengthy blossoming season by producing recognizable long-lasting inflorescence.

3. Sansevieria Trifasciata

Sansevieria trifasciata is a succulent perennial that forms a clump of erect, sword-shaped deep green leaves with pale green transverse bands and racemes of small, tubular pale green flowers in summer or autumn.

The sansevieria trifasciata is also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue. The sansevieria trifasciata plant shares an astounding resemblance to the snake plant.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Plants on Pot

This type of snake plant care is easy as the plant grows under glass in bright, filtered light, avoiding direct sunlight in the summer. It may also grow in full sun, in a sheltered, frost-free environment, and must be potted on only when the pot is bound.

There are several sansevieria varieties that can be found in nature. These plants are also related to the dracaena trifasciata species.

4. Kleinia Stapeliiformis 

Kleinia stapeliiformis, also known as senecio stapeliiformis, is a lovely perennial succulent plant with characteristic pencil-shaped stems covered in purple-green patterns and soft spines. From the base of its rhizomes stem, the reclining to upright stems of this succulent plant branch out.

Since new leaves may emerge on the growing maximum in October, it requires more water at that time. Since the leaves start to yellow and fall off in April, the summer months are already relatively dry. 

A Green Kleinia Stapeliiformis Plant

Others, however, advise watering it sparingly throughout the year because it is an opportunistic plant that tends to grow at all times of the year as long as it has enough moisture in dry weather and rests when it is too hot or too cold. 

It may also go through multiple growth cycles, or even none at all, in a given year. It must be cultivated quite vigorously to mimic natural conditions as closely as possible. This process makes sure it maintains its compactness.

5. Vriesea Bromeliad

Vriesea bromeliad is among the forty different species of bromeliads. It is also known as flaming sword. There are several other species, as well as numerous variations and cultivars, under the genus vriesea. The vriesea bromeliad is another lookalike of the snake plant.

Vrieseas are grown as indoor plants worldwide, despite being native to Central and South America. Numerous tiny to medium-sized variants and some of the largest-growing bromeliads can be found in the vriesea genus. 

Red Flower of Vriesea Bromeliad Plant

Vrieseas are well known for their magnificent and durable flower spikes. When vrieseas don’t produce beautiful flower spikes, their foliage is typically unique. It is uncommon for a vriesea to possess distinctive foliage and an individual flower spike.

The usual leaf shape of a vriesea is long, broad, and flat. They are smooth and devoid of any points or spikes. The leaves range from bright green to purple to crimson in hue. The leaves of several types contain banding or variegation. Most vrieseas produce a rosette of leaves that act as a central tank. 

The flower spikes of vriesea are frequently tall, broad, and adorned with vivid hues of orange, red, and yellow. Because vrieseas are largely epiphytic, like many bromeliads, they absorb nutrients and water through the core tank.

6. Dracaena Giganta

Dracaena giganta has tall, green leaves with yellow stripes in the center and has multiple trunks. However, the brown canes are hidden below and are not visible, and only notice its beautiful, lengthy foliage. The giganta is effective at purifying indoor air like other dracaena plants.

Low, medium, and bright indirect light will all promote growth; however, in low light, its variations will be less noticeable. Avoid harsh or bright illumination; this also involves exposure to the sun. 

Dracaena Giganta Plants in Greenhouse

Maintain the plant in a humid, warm area for optimum growth. Although dracaena giganta can be trimmed, it doesn’t require pruning. Never give the plant of this specie too much water.

The ideal temperature range for the dracaena giganta is between 65 and 75 Fahrenheit. But as long as the temperature stays between 55 and 86 Fahrenheit, it will thrive.

7. Agave Americana

Agave americana, often known as the century plant, is an incredibly big, evergreen perennial that grows magnificent rosettes of up to 6-foot-long, thick, blue-green leaves with spiky edges.

The older leaves frequently arch down smoothly, indicating motion, which adds to the garden’s allure. The leaves of this plant have a contrasting color when compared to the snake plant.

Large flower stalks that can reach 15 feet in height and have greenish-yellow petals are the crowning feature of mature plants (10 years old). This desert plant can be used in an ornamental pot away from pedestrian traffic and creates a particular focus on accent.

Agave Americana Growing Outside

This plant is simple to grow in full sun, sandy or gravelly, somewhat acidic soils and has a better tolerating potential of light shade compared to other species of agaves.

In the dry summer months, adding more water helps promote growth, but be careful not to overwater, especially in soft clay, which can lead to root rot.

Keep it away from the snow in the winter and place it outside on a patio or terrace in the summer. The plant can also withstand intense heat and drought.

8. Tradescantia Spathacea

The evergreen perennial clump-forming plant tradescantia spathacea, often known as oyster plant or Moses-in-a-basket, is indigenous to southern Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. 

With time, it can escape gardens and become naturalized, like in some areas of Louisiana and Florida, demonstrating invasive tendencies. 

Purple Leaves Tradescantia Spathacea

A 6–12” tall rosettes of narrow, spirally organized, linear-lanceolate, stiffly spiraling, sword-shaped, dark green leaves with purple undersides commonly forming on this plant. Much like the snake plant, the tradescantia creates a dense cover made of leaves on itself.

Moses-in-a-basket is the common name for the axillary cymes of white flowers surrounded by purple bracts that endure long and have a boat-like form. Flowers are in bloom all year long and can even give fruits (3-celled capsules).

9. Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca elephantipes, which is rapidly gaining popularity, creates a lovely floor accent all year round. There are several cultivars options that you can choose from. For example, variegata variety’s leaves have broad white edges, and the silver star has silvery gray-green leaves.

Yuccas are known as sturdy, cane-like trees with one or two leaf rosettes at the top or stemless leaf rosettes. Young plants have long, sword-shaped leaves with sharp points that form stemless rosettes. 

Green Leaves of Yucca Elephantipes

As they age, Yucca plants grow thick, woody trunks with numerous arching leaf rosettes at the top. The common name, spineless yucca, refers to this species of leaves because they lack spines and are less pointed than those of other members of the genus.

This plant is straightforward to grow and adapts well to seasonal temperature, humidity, and light changes. Furthermore, this plant needs a planter with good drainage because it cannot thrive in moist soil.

10. Gasteria Spps

A group of succulents resembling aloe called gasteria (Gasteria spp.) is uncommon. Like the snake plant gasteria plants’ characteristic leaves have a long shape and a rough texture. This plant occasionally goes by the popular name ox tongue

Gasteria leaves can also frequently be decorated with eye-catching patterns and colors, depending on the species. Additionally, from the winter to spring, mature gasteria plants often produce tubular, curving flowers.

Colorful Gasteria Spps Plants

The genus is indigenous to South Africa, where it thrives in situations of light shading. The plant is a fantastic choice for a houseplant because it can grow in lower light levels than many other succulents. 

Though generally speaking, you may start them as houseplants at any time, planting is best achieved in the spring. Gasteria is a plant with slow growth, and most variations stay small.


Snake plants are renowned for their low maintenance requirements and distinctive qualities. Most plants that look like snake plants are great for offices and are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

These exceptionally drought-tolerant plants don’t need to be watered frequently and thrive in various lighting and temperature situations.

It is essential to consider any particular requirements since each type or plant may have different needs.

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