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Mother in Laws Tongue

Mother in Laws Tongue

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: white or cream
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade


Mother-in-Law's Tongue, also known as Snake Plant or by its scientific name, Sansevieria trifasciata, is a highly popular and resilient houseplant. This plant is native to West Africa and is renowned for its striking, upright leaves and low-maintenance care requirements.

Typically, Mother-in-Law's Tongue grows to about 2 to 3 feet in height, but it can occasionally grow taller. It has a spread of about 1 to 2 feet. The plant is characterized by its long, sword-like leaves, which are thick, waxy, and often variegated with green and yellow stripes. The leaves' vertical growth and pointed tips are said to resemble a tongue, leading to the plant's common name.

One of the most remarkable features of the Snake Plant is its adaptability to a wide range of lighting conditions. It can thrive in low light areas, making it an excellent choice for rooms with limited natural light, but it also does well in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it's best to avoid placing it in direct sun for extended periods.

While it's rare for Mother-in-Law's Tongue to flower indoors, it can produce white or cream-colored blooms on tall spikes. However, the plant is primarily valued for its foliage and architectural appearance.

This plant is known for its air-purifying qualities, as it's capable of removing toxins from the air and producing oxygen at night. It requires minimal watering, making it an excellent option for those who travel frequently or tend to forget to water their plants. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important to let the soil dry out between waterings.

Overall, Mother-in-Law's Tongue is a striking, easy-to-care-for plant that adds a modern touch to any interior. Its durability, air-purifying properties, and ability to thrive in a variety of light conditions make it a favorite among both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

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