Snake Zeylanica is an evergreen perennial species of the Sansevieria plant genus from the Asparagaceae family. It’s native to southeast Asia, particularly to Sri Lanka (hence, the name Ceylon) and India.
The plant is often confused with Sansevieria Trifasciata, commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, devil’s tongue, or the snake plant. However, both are different species of snake plants – they are closely related though.
Sansevieria Zeylanica is a popular houseplant because it’s easy to care for and has beautiful foliage. The leaves are thick, sword-shaped, and can grow up to one foot long! They come in shades of green or white with a yellow stripe running down each side of the leaf giving them an exotic look that will enhance any room decorating style.
Snake Zeylanica is a beautiful, evergreen perennial plant that is native to southeast Asia. It’s often confused with Sansevieria Trifasciata, which is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, devil’s tongue, or snake plant. However, they are two different species of snake plants – they have many similarities but are slightly different in appearance and care requirements.
Sansevieria Zeylanica is often called Ceylon bowstring hemp or simply bowstring hemp. It has long, thin leaves with a yellow stripe that runs down the center of each leaf. In addition to the yellow stripe, it has a dark green color on both sides of the leaf and it often grows taller than other Sansevieria species because it has fewer leaves per plant than many other varieties do.
You can style this plant with Chinese Evergreen Silver Bay to add more beauty to your home!
Sansevieria zeylanica is a relatively hardy plant that enjoys conditions from full sun to light shade and is also able to adapt to low light conditions if preferred.
Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering, then water thoroughly and allow it to drain freely. Do not allow the plant to sit in water as this will cause root rot.
This Snake Plant will be happy in temperatures between 15°C and 23°C. It can also tolerate temperatures as low as 10°C (but no lower) for short periods.
The zeylanica thrives in normal household humidity. Avoid humid locations but if brown tips develop, consider occasional misting.