Hemiandra pungens – Snake Plant

The delicate mauve flowers that are plentiful in spring and summer and its ground covering habit are the key features of this lovely little plant from the mint family. It is fantastic for pots & hanging baskets and also makes an excellent rockery plant. Give it a light trim at the end of summer. Likes a sunny position in a well drained soil. Can withstand moderate frosts.


Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.75
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Hemiandra pungens
Common Name : Snake Plant
Height : 0.2
Flower Color : Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees