Snake Plant *Sansevieria

 650.00

18 in stock

A common houseplant, the Sansevieria trifasciata is native to Asia and Africa. It can be recognized by its evergreen sword-shaped leaves that grow upright, and almost resemble artificial foliage. Snake plants are often used as home decor, as they’re pleasing to the eye, easy to care for, and require little water to survive.

These plants are considered to be relatively safe, but they’re mildly toxic if consumed. Their leaves contain a poison that can cause swelling and numbness on the tongue if eaten in large doses. It’s wise to keep this plant away from children and animals that are prone to nibble.

Snake plant benefits

The snake plant, commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere between 6 inches to several feet. It is one of those plants known for both looking good and improving air quality.

In addition to providing a bit of ambiance, snake plants have a number of health benefits.

Filter indoor air, even at night

Similar to other household succulents, snake plants help to filter indoor air. What’s unique about this particular plant is that it’s one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night.

This quality makes it an ideal plant for bedroom decor as it can help regulate healthy airflow.

Remove toxic pollutants

Snake plants are also known for their ability to help remove toxic air pollutants. Though in small contributions, snake plants can absorb cancer-causing pollutants, including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

With the ability to absorb and remove harmful toxins, snake plants can act as an effective defense against airborne allergies.

Caring for a snake plant

Perhaps one of the most popular reasons people include snake plants in their decor is that they’re low maintenance, requiring little attention to grow. They’re resilient, hardy plants and can survive in relatively dry environments, both indoors and out.

If you plan to have a snake plant in your home, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t overwater. Too much water is this plant’s weakness. Place a snake plant in a well-drained pot to avoid overwatering, as it can cause rotting. Only water the soil when it’s completely dry.

 

  • Indirect sunlight is best. Partial sun works best for snake plants. Though, it can still grow in darker corners or in brighter window areas. If completely shaded, the plant can dull and the leaves may become a bit floppy.
Description
  • NASA recommended air purifier plant.
  • Best plant for AC rooms, office desk, etc.
  • Zero maintenance plant.
  • Best indoor plant for low light condition
  • Popular houseplant with wavy cross stripes.