Variegated Varieties: The Different Types of Snake Plants

Ever come across a super cool snake plant in your plant-shopping adventures? This tough little plant is a favorite for many, and for good reason.

But here's a fun fact: snake plants aren't just green. They can have some astonishing patterns and colors. This is what's called "variegated."

If your snake plant has different shades or patterns on its leaves, you've got a variegated one on your hands.

Continue reading to learn the different types, patterns, and all the fabulous colors they come in.

1. Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’

Sansevieria masoniana 'Whale Fin'

In the world of snake plants, the D. trifasciata' Laurentii' holds a distinct place.

While there are numerous variegated varieties of the snake plant, the 'Laurentii' is particularly revered for its tall, erect leaves bordered with brilliant gold hues.

This contrast of dark green and yellow makes it a visual treat, setting it apart from its greener counterparts.

2. Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Moonshine'

Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Moonshine'

The S. trifasciata 'Moonshine' stands out with its broad, upright leaves that showcase a soft silvery-green hue. These leaves possess a somewhat matte finish, creating an almost velvety appearance.

The plant's broad, thick foliage starts with a robust base, tapering to a pointed tip.

3. Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’

Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’

You'll notice 'Bantel's Sensation' is not your average snake plant. The leaves are super long and slender with minimal yellowish vertical stripes. Those stripes give it a relaxed, almost zebra-like vibe.

4. Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Black Gold’

Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Black Gold’

The deep, dark green of its leaves is so rich that, in some lights, it comes off as almost black.

But what grabs your attention are those striking golden-yellow edges.

The almost-gold outline on each leaf gives it a sophisticated contrast. The upright growth and this unique color combo make it a standout.

5. Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Golden Hahnii'

This 'Golden Hahnii' slightly differs from the usual tall and upright snake plants you might be used to. It has a more rosette-like growth pattern, where the leaves fan out from the center, creating a sort of spiral.

The leaves are a mix of light green and creamy yellow, with the yellow often forming interesting patterns and borders.

It's a compact plant, perfect for tabletops or desks where space might be tight.

6. Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Superba’

Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Superba’

This 'Futura Superba' has leaves that are shorter and broader than some snake plant relatives, giving it a dense appearance.

The color pattern is interesting, with deep green and lighter green bands running horizontally. Every so often, there's a hint of creamy yellow edging that pops against the darker shades.

7. Sansevieria Ballyi (Dwarf Sansevieria)

Sansevieria Ballyi (Dwarf Sansevieria)

The leaves of Dwarf Sansevieria are shorter and have a playful, almost quirky growth pattern. They sprout upwards and then take a bit of a twist and turn, giving the plant its unique, wavy appearance.

The color is a rich green with lighter green, giving them a defined outline.

8. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Twisted Sister'

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Twisted Sister'

This 'Twisted Sister' is aptly named. The leaves have this fun, curly twist to them, which gives the plant a lively and dynamic appearance.

Instead of the typical straight-up growth, these leaves twist and curl. The edges of the leaves have a golden hue, which adds a nice touch of contrast.

9. Sansevieria' Cylindrica'

Sansevieria ‘Cylindrica’

This snake plant variety is a departure from the typical flat-leaved snake plants. The first thing that grabs your attention is its cylindrical leaves.

Due to its vertical growth, it's an excellent pick for spots where you want some greenery without it sprawling out too much.

10. Sansevieria masoniana 'Whale Fin'

Often dubbed the Whale Fin snake plant, it earns its name from its massive, paddle-shaped leaf. You can see this broad, singular leaf that stands upright.

Given its sizable leaf and bold presence, it's the kind of plant that can stand alone as a statement piece in any room.

11. Sansevieria fischeri

Sansevieria fischeri

S. fischeri leaves are shorter, chunkier, and have a somewhat conical shape. They rise from the base in a clustered formation, each leaf slightly leaning outward, giving the plant a starburst appearance.

The leaf tips are somewhat pointed, but what's genuinely captivating is how stout and robust each leaf appears.

12. Sansevieria Ehrenbergii ‘Blue Sansevieria’

The 'Blue Sansevieria' is a unique one. Its elongated, sword-like leaves shoot upwards, displaying a bluish-green hue that differentiates it from the typical deep greens of other snake plants.

This bluish tint gives the plant a somewhat more remarkable, more muted appearance, which can be both calming and intriguing to the eye.

The leaves, broad at the base and tapering to a sharp point, have subtle horizontal bands and are edged with a thin reddish-brown border.

13. Sansevieria Cleopatra

Sansevieria Cleopatra

The Sansevieria Cleopatra is a captivating addition to the snake plant family. Its leaves are intricately patterned with light and dark green, creating a mesmerizing mosaic effect.

Each leaf features gentle curves and pointed tips that further accentuate the plant. The name "Cleopatra" seems fitting, given its regal and refined look.

14. Sansevieria Coppertone

Sansevieria Cleopatra

The unique coloration gives this snake plant an almost metallic sheen, reminiscent of sunlit copper. Its leaves, which are robust and slightly curved, shoot upwards, their edges softly undulating.

The overall look of the S. Coppertone is striking and warm, making it a standout specimen in any plant collection.

Wrapping Up

The snake plant family, Asparagaceae, showcases an impressive array of colors, growth patterns, and variegation.

Discover your ideal match, and soon, you'll master nurturing its growth!

Variegated Varieties The Different Types of Snake Plants

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