Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation (Bantel Snake Plant)

Sansevieria bantel's sensation

Last updated on September 12th, 2022 at 07:41 pm

Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation (also known as bantel snake plant) is an elegant, easy-to-grow plant that belongs to the Asparagaceae family of plants. The plant has been popularly featured on social media due to its exquisite look and ease of care. It originates in Australia, where it flourishes in the tropical climate.

Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation does not require much attention and care from its owner. All it requires to thrive is proper sunlight, enough water, and some occasional trimming.

Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation is the best snake plant to make use of your space and grow in low light conditions, making it the perfect plant if you want to bring nature into your home but don’t have a green thumb.

It is also one of the most popular houseplants on the market today. With its tall and narrow leaf shape, it’s sure to spruce up any corner of your home or office!

Origin and distribution

Sansevieria bantel's sensation

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is a long-lived perennial from South Africa. It is commonly referred to as bantel snake plant, or wire snake plant, because of its stiff, wiry leaves. It is native to coastal scrub and woodland habitats in South Africa and Mozambique.

This species occurs near sea level in its native habitat, with plants found as high as 2000 feet in KwaZulu-Natal. In cultivation, Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is more tolerant of dry conditions than many other sansevierias. However, it grows best when watered regularly during its active growth period.

When grown outdoors in full sun, Sansevieria bantel’s sensation can tolerate temperatures down to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 degree Celsius). Indoors, it will tolerate temperatures down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius).

As with most succulents, it prefers bright light but not direct sunlight.

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation has an interesting history in cultivation that may account for some of its common names. The cultivar ‘Hahnii’ was originally misidentified as Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ by German horticulturist Willy Hahn, who brought it into cultivation in Germany around 1935.


The Sansevieria genus contains approximately 60 species of evergreen perennial flowering plants native to Africa. They are commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, snake plant, and also as sword sansevierias because of their stiff upright shape. These succulent plants have thick pointed leaves arranged in rosettes at ground level. They grow slowly but can reach heights of 3 feet tall when given proper care and maintenance.

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Sansevieria bantel’s sensation propagation

Sansevieria bantel's sensation

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is propagated by cuttings or division. For propagation, remove a stem with a few leaves attached, and replant in a fresh potting medium. The new plant can then be left undisturbed for several weeks to form roots and become established before being moved to its permanent location. When dividing plants, ensure that each section has at least one eye so that it will produce new growth. As with propagation, leave it undisturbed for several weeks before moving it to its permanent location. The division is best done during early spring.

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation care information

Sansevieria bantel's sensation

While most plants need water to survive, sansevieria bantel’s sensation only needs a quick drink in spring and fall. You will still need to water it, but allow it to be on the dry side. Only do so when the soil is dry or you see the yellowing of leaves. Letting your snake plant go too long without watering can cause root rot and leave your plant susceptible to pests and disease.

Light requirement

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation plants grow in medium to high light levels. For best results, place these plants under an indirect light source and don’t place them too close to a window. The ideal location for your Sansevieria plant is near a south-facing window. If you live in a colder climate, you can use artificial lighting. Fluorescent lights are recommended over incandescent lights because they produce less heat.

However, be sure to keep fluorescent lights at least 12 inches away from your snake plant so it doesn’t burn or wither due to excess heat. If you want to give your snake plant some direct sunlight during the summer months, be sure that it gets at least six hours of sun each day.

Soil/potting mix

While Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is a hardy plant, it should still be planted in soil or potting mix that contains nutrients. If your soil or potting mix does not contain sufficient nutrients, you will have to fertilize it every two weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer that is formulated for plants.

In particular, look for one that is high in nitrogen as well as phosphorous and potassium. Be sure to follow instructions on how much of each nutrient to add based on how many gallons of soil or potting mix you are using. A good rule of thumb is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of soil or potting mix.

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As an alternative, some people choose to use peat moss as the main ingredient in their growing medium instead of regular dirt or potting mix. Peat moss can also be used alone without any additional ingredients if you prefer a simpler approach.


The Sansevieria doesn’t need a lot of water to thrive. On average, allow it to dry out between watering. If you see some yellowing leaves, you may be over-watering them. Give it a light drink every three or four days instead of flooding it on a daily basis. While too much water can make your plant droop and could cause root rot in extreme cases, too little water will result in brown leaves with tips that appear burnt or crispy.

It’s important to note that if you live in an area where temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night, you should consider moving your plant indoors for winter. However, don’t forget about it! You want to keep your snake plant happy year-round so it can grow its best.


Sansevieria is a succulent plant, which means it does not have a large enough root system to be able to extract nutrients from well-amended soil. Sansevieria does best when fertilized with organic compounds such as fish emulsion and seaweed solution. Mix into the water at one-part fertilizer to four parts of water and feed every two weeks in the summer months.

Fertilize once per month during the winter months. If your sansevieria looks like it’s growing slower than usual or if its leaves are discolored, you may need to fertilize more often. If you notice any yellowing of leaves while watering your sansevieria, stop watering immediately until new growth appears, this will help prevent root rot. Be sure to use only an all-natural fertilizer that doesn’t contain chemicals that could damage your plant!


Sansevieria can thrive in a wide range of temperatures. Temperatures that are too hot or cold will be stressful to Sansevieria and may harm it, but they don’t have to be ideal. The most important thing is to monitor your plant so you can keep an eye on things as your temperature changes.

If your temperature drops below 55 degrees or so, it’s best to bring Sansevieria inside until temperatures normalize again. Otherwise, if you live in a region where temperatures fluctuate widely during winter and summer, consider growing your plant outdoors for part of the year. Just make sure it’s safe from frost before bringing it indoors!

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One easy way to improve your plant’s habitat is to increase humidity. If you’re growing Sansevieria Bantel in an office setting, try putting a humidifier near it. Don’t overdo it: 50% humidity is ideal for most plants. You can also increase humidity by placing pebbles or moss around your plant. Just make sure that water doesn’t collect on top of its leaves!


Sansevieria plants are quite easy to grow and care for. They make a great houseplant since they require little sunlight, watering, or attention. Even so, Sansevierias do need occasional pruning to keep them healthy and looking good.

Pruning may seem a bit daunting at first, but it’s actually not that hard once you get into it. The trick is to be patient and take your time. If you rush things, you can easily damage your plant.

When to repot

Sansevieria bantel's sensation

Repotting is an essential part of maintaining a healthy Sansevieria bantel’s sensation. The plant should be repotted every two years. To tell if your plant needs repotting, you should look at it closely and make sure that it’s not growing long roots down into its pot.

You can also test to see how much room there is in your pot by filling it with water; if there are holes, or spaces between your pot and dirt, then it’s time to repot. If you notice any brown spots on your leaves, then it’s probably due to overwatering.

In order to avoid overwatering, use only rainwater or distilled water when watering. If you live in a hot climate where temperatures regularly exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), then take extra care to ensure that your plant never dries out completely. Overwatering will cause root rot and kill your plant!


It’s not uncommon for Sansevieria bantel’s sensation to go dormant during winter. It happens each year around Thanksgiving and Christmas when we spend less time at home and it gets dark before dinner. Your plant needs 12 hours of sunlight a day to stay in an active state, so if it’s exposed to fewer hours for a few weeks, it enters dormancy.

But don’t worry, it will return to normal once you bring it back into your daily routine. In fact, some people say that snake plants that don’t get enough light tend to be more prone to pests and disease, so you should try to give them as much natural light as possible! Just make sure they have plenty of ventilation and don’t let them sit directly on top of heating vents or radiators.

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Flowers & fragrance

Besides being commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant, Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is also known for its strong fragrance. In fact, these plants are so fragrant that, in China, they’re often used to perfume bathrooms. Though you might mistake their aroma for a skunk’s spray, it’s actually more reminiscent of rotting eggs, once you get used to it, you’ll find yourself drawn to these snake plants’ distinctive scent.

Growth rate

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is a slow-growing variety of Sansevieria trifasciata. In warmer climates, it grows faster than in cooler regions. It is not unusual for growth to cease during periods of extended winter cold, but will resume at a normal rate when days become longer and warmer. Over many years, it can grow into a tree-like shape, about two feet tall.


Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is toxic to cats, dogs, and fish, but humans have little to worry about aside from a rash if they are prone to allergies or sensitive skin.

USDA hardiness zones

Sansevieria bantel’s sensation thrives best in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11. However, it can be grown as an indoor plant in other areas of North America. If you live outside of these zones, keep your snake plant inside during the winter months. When bringing it outside for the summer months, ensure that it is placed in a spot with plenty of sunlight but not too much heat or cold.

Pests and diseases

The good news is that bantel snake plant isn’t susceptible to many pests or diseases. It can grow in low-light environments and doesn’t require much maintenance, making it a great starter plant for beginner gardeners.

But if you want to keep your Sansevieria bantel’s sensation happy, you should water it just enough so that its leaves are lightly moist at all times and it can rest in well-drained soil. If you notice any yellowing of leaves, it could be a sign of overwatering; allow more air circulation around your plant by moving it away from walls or other obstructions.


The Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation has a unique look, one that makes for a great conversation piece in any room. It’s very different from other houseplants because of its appearance, but it also has traits that are very typical of indoor plants.

The Sansevieria bantel’s sensation is an easy to maintain, effective air purifier and low-maintenance plant that only needs a minimal amount of care to flourish and thrive.