Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties | Hahnii Snake Plants

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties (Dwarf Snake Plant)

Sansevieria Hahnii varieties are rare Dwarf Snake Plants. Also, commonly called Bird’s Nest Snake Plant. Indeed, because they typically remain less than 12 inches (30 cm) tall. Therefore, because of its size, it is perfect for small spaces like tables and desks.

Vase-like rosettes have spirally arranged, wide, elliptical leaves. Additionally, this stemless dwarf Snake Plant has a cacti-like appearance. Furthermore, it comes in an array of greens, grey, yellow, and white.

Check out some of our favorite Sansevieria Hahnii varieties below!

Common Names

Bird’s Nest Snake Plant, Rosette Snake Plant, Hahnii Snake Plant, Dwarf Snake Plant

Sun Exposure

Bright indirect light to full to part shade.

Hardiness Zones

9-11 (depending on the variety)

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties
Sansevieria ‘Hahnii’

The Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ is a dwarf variety of the more common Sansevieria Trifasciata. It has dark green leaves with horizontal light-green stripes forming an attractive rosette shape. In fact, this stemless evergreen succulent is one of the darker Hahnii plants. 

Hahnii was discovered in 1939 and was patented in 1941 by Sylvan Hahn. A fast grower that reproduces rapidly. Especially when grown outside, as it spreads via underground rhizomes.

The parent plant Sansevieria Trifasciata was earlier classified under the genus Sansevieria. However, in 2017 botanists discovered that it belongs to the Dracaena genus from Asparagaceae family. Therefore, a new scientific name for a snake plant is Dracaena Trifasciata.

Read more about Dracaena (Sansevieria) ‘Hahnii’ here.

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties
Sansevieria 'Golden Hahnii'

The Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ is a variegated cultivar of Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii. In fact, they have a very similar leaf structure. Certainly one of the brightest Sansevieria Hahnii varieties. It has stunning thick gold edges and a light green center. Definitely, this pop of color gives Golden Hahnii a beautiful look. Read more about the Sansevieria Golden Hahnii  here.

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties
Sansevieria 'Silver Hahnii'

The Sansevieria ‘Silver Hahnii’ is also known as Silver Bird’s Nest. The evergreen foliage is silvery gray-green. Also, it has indistinct horizontal green bands. This plant can grow from 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) tall. Additionally, these low maintenance plants need virtually no clean up or grooming. Indeed a bit smaller in size than its sister Golden Hahnii. Read more about Sansevieria Silver Hahnii here.

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties
Sansevieria Hahnii "Black Jade"
The Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Jade Plant is commonly known as Dwarf  Snake Plant. The Black Jade Bird’s Nest is a dark solid green and does better in lower light than Snake Plants with bright variegation.

 Read more about Sansevieria Black Jade here.

Sansevieria 'Hahnii' varieties
Sansevieria 'Black Star Hahnii'

The Sansevieria Black Star hahnii is a rare compact Snake Plant. Black Star’s dark gorgeous green leaves with bright yellow variegation grow to be about 8 inches (20 cm) tall. In fact, every angle of this plant is absolutely beautiful! Indeed perfect for table and desk tops.

Read more Black Star Sansevieria here.

Sansevieria 'Hahnii' varieties
Sansevieria Jade Pagoda

The Sansevieria ‘Jade Pagoda’ has flat, thick, succulent leaves. It’s stunning dark glossy leaves shine with yellow streaks. Leaves are arranged in a rosette form and each leaf has a broad lance shape. This stemless dwarf variety is hardy and easy to grow. In fact, since it’s a compact hybrid, Jade Pagoda only grows up to 8-10 inches (20-25 cm).

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties
Sansevieria 'Jade Hahnii'

The Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Jade Hahnii’ is a stunning Bird’s Nest Variety. Also called Jade Marginata. Its thin gold edges are a lovely contrast deep green leaves. A snake plant whose leaves grow upwards like the flanks of a flame. Learn more about Sansevieria Jade Hahnii here.

Dwarf Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii Solid Gold’

The Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii Solid Gold’ has bright yellow center with dark green edges. Indeed a mutation of Golden Hahnii.

Sansevieria Hahnii Varieties
Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii Philippine’

The Sansevieria ‘Gold Hahnii Philippine’ is a rare snake plant with bright yellow and green variegation. Color will turn bright yellow when expose to more sunlight. In fact, they are especially sought after for their air purifying qualities.

Sansevieria Emerald Star
Sansevieria Emerald Star

The Sansevieria Emerald Star has dark green leaves with thin, bright yellow edges. Yes, his baby is not looking so hot. But, I picked it up for $5 at my local nursery on “Manager’s Special”. I will separate the snake plant pups for propagation. Read more about snake plant propagation here

Sansevieria 'Hahnii' varieties
Sansevieria hahnii Streaker

The Sansevieria Hahnii Streaker is another stunning compact Hahnii variety. Leaves are dark green with patterned margins and a silvery-gray streak in the center of each leaf. Additionally, there is a channel running between the gray and green section of each leaf. Almost like it could separate. Definitely a beauty with its medio-picta type variegation. In fact, it is a sport of Sansevieria Silver frost.

Sansevieria 'Hahnii' varieties
Sansevieria Hahnii Gaster

The Sansevieria Hahnii Gaster is very unique and quite rare. Its leaves are thick, stiff, tough and more pointed than other Hahnii varieties. Definitely one of the smaller Snake Plant varieties growing about 4-5 inches (11-12 cm) tall. This upright perennial is low maintenance and tolerant of many lighting situations. Also known as Sansevieria Trifasciata crested Hahnii.

Sansevieria 'Hahnii' varieties
Sansevieria hahnii Silver Frost

The Sansevieria hahnii Silver Frost forms small rosettes. Leaves are corrugated and embossed in dark green stripes over a silver-green background. Prefers bright indirect light to partial shade. Soil should be slightly acidic (6.1 – 6.5). 

Additionally, flowering can be erratic. After flowering Sansevieria will simply stop producing new leaves. However, it will continue to produce offsets via its rhizomes.

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