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There are many varieties of snake plants you can grow in your home or office. These plants have different heights, leaf shapes/sizes, and colors, among other features that might influence your plant choice.
You can quickly propagate new plants if you are already growing snake plants.
However, if you are new to these plants or looking to grow a different variety, you might have to buy one from the store.
The cost of snake plants varies depending on the variety, vendor, and plant condition. On average, you can get a healthy plant for as low as $10, going up to $1000, and the most expensive varieties are often exotic or hybrids.
If you want to buy a snake plant, it is best to research the types of plants available and how suited they are to your home or desired space. Some snake plants are dwarf (a few inches tall); you can display them on windows and tabletops. Others will grow big, reaching 6 to 10 ft. do all these plants cost the same, and why the difference?
In this post, I will provide information on the expected cost for different varieties of snake plants.
Commonly grown snake plant varieties and their costs
Sansevieria trifasciata Superba under $25
Sansevieria trifasciata Superba is a commonly grown snake plant variety selling at approx. $25. It has dark green pointed leaves that grow upwards. The plant is naturally tall, and under proper care, it can reach 3ft.
The plant produces white or creamy flowers, easily mistaken for lilies upon blooming. The color of the trifasciata Superba snake plant is laid back and will go well with any décor within your home.
You can place the young plant on your windows where they receive indirect bright light or on your countertops. As the plant gets taller, you can move it and display it in your living room or bedroom spaces, where it gets sufficient light without getting scorched.
Apart from its beauty, you will appreciate the air-purifying quality of all snake plants. If you prefer having the plant outdoors, it can take high temperatures as long as it is not under direct sunlight during the warm seasons.
Also, read this post and find out Are snake plants toxic to people?
Sansevieria Futura Superba under $25
Sansevieria Futura Superba is another popular snake plant variety for approximately $25. Most people like it for its classic beauty and ease of care as the plant has long, beautiful green foliage with yellow variegations. The plant’s leaf edges are yellow and easily match the standard indoor lighting.
It makes a perfect indoor plant wherever you need to add life to your home.
Even though the plant can thrive in low light conditions, you need to place the plant in indirect bright light for the colors to become vibrant and differentiate.
The plant can grow tall under suitable water and light conditions, reaching five feet. However, you can control its growth by trimming the leaves once it reaches your ideal height. It is hard to kill even under neglect, like any other snake plant.
Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii below $24
Sansevieria triafasciata laurentil is also relatively affordable and available in many stores, including Amazon. Typical of snake plants, this is succulent with fleshy, thick foliage.
Its leaves are pointed and banded with solid yellow streaks along the edges. However, the striations of the leaves are gray-green, giving a perfect contrast with the dark green foliage. Also, contrary to other snake plant varieties, these variegations run horizontally in a zigzag pattern on the leaf surface.
You will also appreciate the twist on the Sansevieria triafasciata laurentil leaves, providing additional beauty and style to your living spaces. Additionally, it will create a refreshing environment with its generous oxygen supply at night.
You will find this perfect choice if you are looking for a beautiful snake plant at an affordable price. You can easily make this plant part of your indoor décor, as snake plants thrive in low light conditions. However, you will witness the plant’s colors become more vibrant under indirect bright light.
Sansevieria triafasciata laurentil is a short plant growing to a maximum height of 30 inches. The small size makes it ideal for display in small spaces, and its unique color, shape, and patterns easily match the interior designs. However, you are not limited to the indoors as the plant can thrive outdoors during warm seasons.
Sansevieria ‘Golden hahnii’ over $25
Also known as the golden bird’s nest sansevieria, this snake plant variety is a dwarf cultivar of Sansevieria triafasciata. It is one of the exotic varieties you can grow in your home. The golden hahnii variety is a rare hybrid and more expensive than most snake plant varieties.
This succulent plant has dark green foliage with a distinctive, creamy margin. The golden hahnii leaves also have colorful dark green cross bands and broad yellow margins. Under proper care, this slow grower gives rise to sweetly fragrant greenish-white flowers.
This slow grower develops faster with the recommended lighting and watering requirements, and the leaf edges turn deep yellow.
The plant is short, with a mature plant reaching a height of 8 inches. Due to its size, you can display it on coffee tables and office desks.
The plant quickly crowded in the growing pot and develops new plants on its rhizome. The recent growth increases the beauty of the plant. However, it is always an opportunity to grow new plants that you can also sell.
Sansevieria ‘Cylindrica’ under $20
Sansevieria cylindrical is one of the most affordable snake plant varieties you can grow in your home, selling at below $25. It also goes by the African spear, the fingers snake plant, or the cylindrical snake plant.
You will recognize Sansevieria cylindrical by its succulent round-shaped foliage with narrow, spear-shaped tips.
The leaves are gray-green and subtly striped, growing in different shapes and forms depending on the variety. You, therefore, get to pick the type that matches your décor.
Some plant varieties include Sansevieria cylindrica’ Spaghetti’, which has thinner leaves. Sansevieria cylindrica’ Skyline’ leaves are larger and more erect, and Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Patula’ has more outward bend foliage.
When mature, this slow-growing plant will produce tiny delicate white flowers. You can grow it indoors or outdoors to tolerate low to medium light conditions.
Also, read this post and determine how long a snake plant lives.
Other snake plant varieties and their approx. cost
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you water a snake plant?
Your Snake Plant must only be watered fortnightly, allowing its soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. Feel free to water your snake plant once a month if the soil is still moist after two weeks during winter.
How do you take care of a snake plant?
Please put them in indirect sunlight and don’t overwater them, especially during the winter. It’s better to let these plants dry out some between waterings. A general-purpose fertilizer can be used for your snake plants if they are in a pot, and that’s about it.
How do you know when your snake plant needs water?
Snake plant care requires minimal effort—water when the soil dries out to keep the plant looking its best. The best way to tell when your plant needs watering is to touch the soil every week. When the first inch of the soil feels dry, it’s time to water.
How fast do the snake plants grow?
A healthy snake plant can grow up to 8 feet high when grown indoors and 12 feet when planted outdoors. The entire plant’s width can range from 6 inches to 3 feet, depending on its height. These plants can grow anywhere from 10 inches to 24 inches per year.
Can I mist snake plant?
Snake plants are desert plants that are accustomed to hot and humid conditions. That being stated, misting a snake plant’s leaves is generally not recommended. Misting the snake plant’s leaves can cause them to become overwatered, leading to several other health issues.
Are you looking to buy a snake plant? The cost of a plant varies from one seller to the other. The prices I have provided in the post are based on Amazon vendors, and the price difference depends on the type of plant and its availability versus demand.
All snake plants are easy to care for and will reward your home with fresh air free of toxins. For this reason, you can always choose the variety that matches your taste.
Besides, once you settle on your favorite plant, you can quickly propagate others from it.