Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata

Sansevieria trifasciata, commonly called snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, is native to tropical western Africa. It is a stemless evergreen perennial that, with proper care, will last for many years. In its native habitat, plant foliage may rise to as much as 4’ tall, but is often smaller (to 2’ tall) on indoor plants. Erect, fleshy, sharply-pointed, sword-shaped leaves are deep green with light gray-green horizontal stripes. Leaves rise stiffly in a rosette from a thick rhizome. Small fragrant greenish-white flowers bloom on mature plants in spring, followed by orange berries. Flowers and fruit rarely appear on indoor plants.

Light Needs: Partial sun

Water Needs: Medium

Key Feature: Commonly grown indoors, vigorous outdoor too!

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