SNAKE PLANT- Sansevieria trifasciata

  • Scientific name: Sansevieria trifasciata
  • Known as: Snake Plant Dwarf, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Snake Plant
  • Place of origin: West Africa
  • Description: The leaves of this plant are 30-40 cm stiff, standing upright sword-like, dark green with yellow edges. White flowers appear in clusters on a single long stalk. The sharp points of the leaves lends it the analogy to a mother-in-law’s sharp tongue.
  • Grow best: Propagated by cuttings. Needs good sunshine and less water.
  • Use: Indoors ornamentally. Believed to purify the home air of household cleaning chemicals.  Also as outdoor landscaping for borders.