At first glance one might think that these are plants that belong to different species but in all cases it is a genus called Sansevieriaa set of evergreen herbaceous that vary in appearance and color even when they share a group.


Sansevieria is a very popular plant that even without knowing the name it is very likely that you have seen it on occasion. In general, it is distinguished by the color of its elongated leaves, which combine two shades of green.

General characteristics

The Sansevieria belongs to the family Asparagaceae comprising 130 different species native to Africa and Asia. Beyond their differences, they all share common features, starting with the hard and fleshy leaves that end in a point, the presence of rhizomes, that is, underground stems, and flowers arranged in clusters.

One of the most frequent species is the Sansevieria trifasciata which in turn is divided into 3 varieties: Laurentii, Hahnii and Variegata.

Why have it at home

One of the reasons this species is worth thinking about in the home is because of its strong resistance. Sansevieria is one of the most rustic plants in terms of its needs. Can withstand heat and lack of light, dryness and lack of transplantation. Es very resistant to pests and diseases and survives in dry or wet conditions. It is one of those plants that grow and develop almost without help and that is why it is highly chosen by those who start gardening.


On the other hand, its appearance allows it to be used in various ways, bringing green and beauty to the space without great risk. It is possible to place it in large pots, in flower beds or next to other plants as it will always look good.