Snake plants (aka Sansevieria) are some of our favourite plants for homes. Simply put, snake plants refer to plants that produce leaves that loosely resemble snakes. If you have a fear of snakes fear not as the resemblance is not particularly strong.
Snake plants have a few shared characteristics that we love. They are nearly indestructible when it comes to negligent care. This means they are very hard to kill which is great for beginners! They are particularly good at filtering pollutants in your home, producing some amazingly clean oxygen to keep you and your co-habitants happy and thriving.
Here are 9 of our favourite snake plant varieties. These types of snake plants all share the characteristics listed above, with some individual added bonuses as well!
Snake Plant Laurentii
Possibly the most famous of all the Sansevieria types is this Laurentii. With a fabulously enticing green and yellow leaf arrangement, this plant brightens up any room. It is one of the snake plant varieties that is most adored as it blends in with so many colour schemes and colour palettes.
This plant thrives in all sorts of environments and is super easy to care for. It does not mind humidity, or low light, and does not require frequent watering. This is a fantastic gift for any beginner plant owner.
This snake plant attracts dust and toxins from the air, purifying it in the process. It is remarkable how much dust gathers on the leaves of this waxy plant! NASA has voted this plant as one of the very best for purifying air.