Snake Plant originally heralds from central Africa and, ever since, has gathered a whole host of rich nicknames, including "Snake plant", "Viper's Bowstring hemp". "Saint George's Sword" and "Mother-in-law's tongue". An excellent beginner's plant, this Sansevieria it one tough cookie and thrives if neglected.
DETAILS: Plant height (including pot): 15"-25"; Pot width: 6"
LIKES: Happy in almost any light condition, but he'll grow best if in bright light.
DISLIKES: This plant is practically indestructible, unless it has been overwatered.
HEALTH BENEFITS: NASA recommended this plant in its famous clean air study for its natural capacity to remove toxins from its immediate environment. And, while most plants take away oxygen at night, this one gives it off during night hours, making it perfect for the bedroom.
LOOKING AFTER THIS PLANT: During spring and summer months, keep the plant's soil moist, but not wet, about once every 10-14 days. Over winter, allow it to dry out completely before watering moderately. As a general rule, this means once a month or so.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN: If ingested, can cause upset stomach among dogs and cats so best to keep it out of their reach.