Species & Cultivars

There are around 130-140 species and cultivars of Sansevierias. Many of the cultivars are variegated forms and there are over 60 cultivars of Sansevieria trifasciata alone. In fact they are so numerous that it has become necessary to divide them up into three groups:

• normal full size
• medium size with wide leaves (‘Futura’ type)
• dwarf bird’s-nest size (‘Hahnii’ type)

We have below photo collections of some of the species and cultivars available in cultivation. By clicking on the name you can bring up a picture. One of the difficulties in identification is that many Sansevierias have a juvenile and mature form which can appear to be different plants. Where possible examples of both are shown.

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Irwin Lightstone Photos
Stefano Micarelli Photos