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.


Scientific Name:Hemiandra pungens
Common Name:Snake Plant
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.75 metres
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants