Snake Plants for Every Decor
Snake plants are a striking vertical option for those of us who love to decorate our home with plants. Snake plant's architectural nature makes it a natural choice for modern and contemporary interior design. This houseplant's, sturdy spear-like leaves stand straight up. This plant is super easy to care for and also fairly drought tolerant.
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Here's an interesting fact: Recently botanists have reclassified snake plant from Sansevieria to Dracaena. It's now scientifically known as Dracaena trifasciata, but you may see it referred to as Sansevieria for some time.
From small to tall
Snake plant varieties offer home decorators several different sizes -- from compact, mid-size, to plants that grow 4 feet tall (and taller!). If you need a cute little tabletop plant, try a compact variety, such as Gold Hahnii or Sansevieria trifasciata Whitney.
If you need something larger and more dramatic, choose a tall-growing snake plant, such as Bantel's Sensation, a patented variety that grows 36 inches tall and shows off thin, dark green leaves with cream and white stripes. Raise the profile of a snake plant even more by adding it to a footed planter.
Snake plants come in a range of colors -- from all-green leaves to those that sport variegation of white, yellow, silver, and gold. Leaves can sport vertical or horizontal stripes. Whitney, for example, is a dwarf variety that has dark green leaves, edged in silvery-green, and variegated with horizontal light green stripes.
Or the spear-like green leaves can be edged with a thick rim of gold, such as Black Gold. Leaves can also be mottled with silver, such as Black Robusta or with white, such as Futura Robusta. Golden Flame snake plant offers new growth that's a bright golden-yellow color.
Whatever snake plants you choose, you’ll find them all easy to grow. If you are looking for easy and elegant, versatile and vibrant, snake plant is for you.
Read more about snake plants:
Sansevieria, The More the Merrier
The One Plant No Home Should Be Without
Take Your Snake Plants Outside
Plants for Busy People
5 Tips for Houseplant First Timers