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Rare snake plant varieties of the Asparagaceae family can enhance the beauty of your home garden and indoor space. Snake plants are commonly characterized by their long, pointy foliage that can grow quite tall.
Some of them even have medicinal properties that can cure various ailments. To help you find the best snake plant for indoors, we have brought you some rare snake sansevieria varieties that you can add to your feng shui plant collection.
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- List of the Rare Snake Plants:
- – Sansevieria Metallica Or Siam Silver
- – Sansevieria Trifasciata Moonshine Or Moonshine Snake Plant
- – Sansevieria Ehrenbergii Samurai Or Blue Sansevieria
- – Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon Or Mother’s Tongue
- – Sansevieria Trifasciata Bantel’s Sensation Or White Sansevieria
- – Sansevieria Trifasciata Golden Hahnii Or Golden Bird’s Nest
- – Sansevieria Cylindrica Or African Spear Plant
- – Sansevieria Masoniana Or Whale Fin Snake Plant
- – Sansevieria Kirkii Or Star Sansevieria
- – Sansevieria Cleopatra Or Snake Plant Cleopatra
- – Sansevieria Roxburghiana Roxette Or ‘Indian Bowstring Hemp’
List of the Rare Snake Plants:
A snake plant is available in various forms with different leaf patterns. They can range from Sansevieria Sayuri, Snake Plant Cleopatra, and Sansevieria Zeylanica to White Sansevieria, Nest Snake Plant, and Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘twisted sister’.
– Sansevieria Metallica Or Siam Silver
Silver Siam are easy to grow, and they prefer sandy soil. However, they can also grow well in fertile loam and well-drained soils. These dwarf snake plants are usually kept as house plants and used for decorative purposes. They require semi-full to full sunlight and occasional watering.
– Sansevieria Trifasciata Moonshine Or Moonshine Snake Plant
Sansevieria Moonshine is a rare snake plant variety that is also a beauty among the group. The broad silvery green leaves with pointy tips and sharp edges earned it the rather saucy nickname ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’. Additionally this plant also has a dark green border and faintly spotted green bands on the surface of the foliage, giving it a unique look.
The plant is a beautiful and beneficial addition to bedrooms, as it possesses air-purifying capabilities, which may help with sound sleep. In addition, they require moderate to bright indirect sunlight and can grow up to two feet tall. It is also drought-tolerant, so even if you forget to water the plant for a few days, it won’t perish.
– Sansevieria Ehrenbergii Samurai Or Blue Sansevieria
Although this snake plant is relatively short compared to other snake plants, what makes them unique is its blade-like leaves. They require full sunlight but can also thrive in partial shade. In addition, the plants don’t need much water but porous, well-drained soil. The elegant beauty of the plant can be a great addition to your outdoor garden.
– Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon Or Mother’s Tongue
The plant is small, producing broad lance-shaped uniform foliage, and can grow in compact spaces. In addition, it has dark green leaves with faint underside mottling, giving your home an alluring appeal.
It is important to know that this plant requires moderate to average humidity and can adapt to varying sunlight. Providing the plant with bright sunlight can make it grow with lush green, black gold foliage. However, if you prefer deeper green and black foliage, keeping them in the shade is best.
– Sansevieria Trifasciata Bantel’s Sensation Or White Sansevieria
It needs relatively easy care as the plant does not demand much sunlight or water. This variegated snake plant, sansevieria trifasciata ‘laurentii’, also produces fragrant flowers during spring when it matures if kept outdoors. Although it is a low-maintenance plant, it should be ensured it is not kept in the direct afternoon sunlight.
– Sansevieria Trifasciata Golden Hahnii Or Golden Bird’s Nest
Sansevieria Trifasciata plant is beautiful with its stunning oval-shaped foliage that grows out of a rosette. The waxy leaves have dark and light green spotted ripples. The leaves with sharp pointy tips also have creamy yellow edges that make them look sophisticated and attractive. It is a compact plant that you can keep indoors.
Watering the Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ occasionally can keep them healthy and last a long time. The birds nest also likes moderate temperatures and flourishes during summer.
You can enhance the appearance of these plants by providing them with bright, shaded sunlight. However, the plant is mildly poisonous, so proper precautions should be taken.
Besides, Golden Bird’s Nest Sansevieria is the tallest snake plant, sometimes it is also called and known as the Dracaena Trifasciata.
– Sansevieria Cylindrica Or African Spear Plant
This perennial succulent plant grows upright and has rounded tube-like foliage that is long and slender. The narrow leaves of Sansevieria Cylindrica var with blunt tips have light and grassy green shades. They also have horizontal stripes of light green color at varying distances. The plant can grow to a height of six feet when kept outdoors.
The plant prefers direct, bright sunlight that enhances its color and makes it look healthy and full. Keeping them in the shade won’t kill them, although you will not get similar growth. The Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Cylindrica’ plant also requires fast-draining soil. People also braid the leaves to give them a compelling appearance.
– Sansevieria Masoniana Or Whale Fin Snake Plant
Named after its discoverer, Maurice Mason, this plant is also called mason’s congo. Besides, it consists only of a giant leaf that looks like a whale’s fin.
Although the plant has roots, it doesn’t seem like a plant, just a leaf sticking out of the pot. It is one of the rarest varieties of snake plants. The bright green leaf has mottled light green patches on its broad surface.
Mostly grown as an indoor plant, it requires moderate direct sunlight but can survive in low light conditions too. However, keep in midn to provide them with plenty of light if you want a brighter color on their leaves. Additionally, the plant also prefers heavily drained soil.
– Sansevieria Kirkii Or Star Sansevieria
This plant is unusual with its sword-like foliage that looks somewhat like a star with multiple points. The leaves of the plant drape gracefully outwards in an even formation. The dull green leaves have irregular white and dark green spots and stripes. They also have copper brown undulating edges, making the plant look alluring.
The sansevieria kirkii ‘star’ plants bear scented flowers with greenish-white blossoms. The plants prefer moderate light. Too much light can make the edges yellow, making them appear dull. Do not keep the plant in drafts or cold temperatures. However, this ‘star sansevieria’ plant is mildly toxic if consumed, so it is best to keep it away from children and pets.
– Sansevieria Cleopatra Or Snake Plant Cleopatra
The Sansevieria ‘Cleopatra’ plant prefers moderately warm temperatures and flourishes in bright indirect sunlight. It can grow up to four feet tall when adequately cared for and live quite a long time. The plant is also used for its medicinal properties as it has anti-inflammatory properties and may cure fever.
– Sansevieria Roxburghiana Roxette Or ‘Indian Bowstring Hemp’
This succulent variety ‘snake plant’ produces erect, stiff leaves that are fleshy and look like thorns. It seems more indigenous than other sansevieria patens with its long untamed foliage that grows in every direction. It has a glossy surface with sharp pointy tips. The green-colored, spear-like leaves have light greenish yellow stripes with heavy mottling.
The snake plant is native to India and quite famous for its medicinal properties. The extract of the leaves is used for the treatment of Type two diabetes and other diseases. In addition, the natural elasticity of the leaves finds application in bowstring production. The plant is also highly drought-resistant, and the roots can spread far and wide.
However, there are many more varieties of bowstring hemp, including sansevieria liberica, sansevieria hyacinthoides, sansevieria longiflora, sansevieria senegambica, viper’s bowstring hemp, ceylon bowstring hemp, etc.
Apart from the ones mentioned, there are other rare snake plant varieties like sansevieria parva, trifasciata ‘futura robusta’, trifasciata ‘futura superba’, sansevieria bacularis, sansevieria burmanica, sansevieria concinna, sansevieria francisii, sansevieria raffillii, sansevieria subspicata, sansevieria ballyi, sansevieria fischeri, and sansevieria cylindrica ‘boncel’.
Each enhances your home’s beauty while purifying the indoors and maintaining fresh air. In addition, they are valuable treasures to plant collectors and need proper snake plant care because of their unique appearance and rarity.