Sansevieria, also known as the snake plant (san-se-vi-ee'-ri-ah), is a Lily family member with a variety of common names. The tongue of the "politically acceptable" Mother-in-Law and Bowstring hemp.
NASA Approved Air Purifier
Sansevieria is an excellent air cleanser, making it a perfect plant for indoor settings. Studies, including those conducted by NASA, have consistently shown that the plant can remove toxins like formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides, which means that industries and workspaces like automotive plants and shops, aircraft plants, plywood, carpeting, paint makers and sellers, printing, and offices, where these chemicals abound in the products produced and used, would benefit greatly from having several Sansevieria around.
Oxygen is released during night.
Mother-In-Tongue Law's (MILTs): Snake Plant a.k.a. Mother-In-Tongue Law's (MILTs): Snake Plant a.k.a. Mother-In-Law' This plant is unique among oxygen-producing plants in that it converts a large amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) during night, making it excellent for having many in your bedroom. If there is no air flow, 6-8 plants are required per person to survive (meaning you could live in a completely air sealed room if you had these plants).
Helps fight Allergies and Sick Building Syndrome
Snake plant absorbs toxins and releases oxygen. The plant may releases moisture in the air and lessens airborne allergens. The Sansevieria meets these conditions perfectly.
It's the hardest to kill and the easiest to keep alive
The care of a snake plant is quite simple. These plants can be neglected for weeks at a time and yet seem fresh because to their strappy leaves and architectural shape.
If You Want A Houseplant That
- Is tough indoors
- Can be placed just about anywhere
- Takes up little space
- Goes a long time between watering
- A good starter plant for the house
- Can start outside in spring and move inside.