Sansevieria aka 'Mother-in-Laws Tongue'
Sansevieria aka 'Mother-in-Laws Tongue' for those of you with a sense of humour.
Great air purifier! It belongs to the family Asparagaceae, native to the tropics of West Africa. It's an ever increasingly popular indoor plant and much of this has to do with its near indestructible qualities. This plant is desired for its upright and erect leaf habit which fits in to almost all settings.
(Pot sold separately)
As carefree as you can be
8cm – 20cm
Approximately 15–50cm inc. pot
*Please note measurements are approximate and each plant will vary
How Not to Kill Your Sansevieria.
There’ll be no fuss with this houseplant. Any light is good light, although try to avoid bright direct afternoon rays because those big luscious leaves might start to smoulder. Versatility in moisture isn’t an issue either. She’ll be just as happy in an air-conditioned office as she will in a humid bathroom. This girl will live to a ripe old age so if you’re looking a long-term plant companion she’ll be more than happy to stick around. A stable temperature is a pleasure and warmth is welcomed but don't worry if your house has a few chilly spots; as long as it’s not sub zero she’ll be fine.
When it comes to watering, less is better. She likes a dry mouth so a sip at a time will do, and never soak the soil. If you're giving your other plants a bath she won’t mind missing out, so just leave her to her own devises and water every 2 – 3 weeks.
Toxicity is the only area where this houseplant won’t agree with you. An upset stomach will be the most you’ll get but we really wouldn’t recommend the hassle. Keep her out of reach of pets and children just to be safe.
Back to the Roots.
It belongs to the family Asparagaceae, native to the tropics of West Africa.
This beauty has a lot going for her, and as plants go she’s a definite all rounder. As well as all of her other attributes, studies have shown that the sansevieria is one of a small handful of plants that releases oxygen at night rather than in the day. This makes her a perfect addition to any bedroom. If that wasn’t enough, she also converts nasty extras like formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide to give you yet another breath of fresh air.