Dwarf Sensiveria (Dwarf snake plants)


The snake plant comes from African-Asian origins and has 4 primary variants: Golden Hahnil and Hahnil,( the Bird’s Nest varieties), Laurentii Compacta, and Laurentii. Snake plants are marked by their erect, slender, and stiff leaves. The leaves are channelled down the face and rounded on the back. They are usually a very dark green and banded with lighter green, yellow, or black. They are a favorite of people without green thumbs!

Height: 0 to .5 feet
Spread: .5 to 1 feet
Plant habit: upright
Plant density: moderate
Growth rate: slow

Flower color: white; green
Flower characteristic: pleasant fragrance; flowers periodically
throughout the year
Fruit shape: oval
Fruit length: less than .5 inch
Fruit cover: fleshy
Fruit color: red
Fruit characteristic: persists on the plant

Light requirement: plant grows in part shade/part sun; plant
grows in the shade
Soil tolerances: alkaline; clay; sand; acidic; loam
Drought tolerance: high
Soil salt tolerances: good
Plant spacing: 12 to 18 inches