Common Names: Zeylanica Snake Plant, Sansevieria, Mother-in-laws Tongue, Variegated Snake Plant, Devil's Tongue, Bow String Hemp.
Description: Long, narrow, thick leaves with a mottled green and grey pattern that protrude directly from the ground. Flowers rarely, white or cream flowers grow on a long flower stalk.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Can tolerate both low light and some gentle sun.
Water: Water when dry. Drought tolerant.
Origins: Native to Africa and India.
Interesting Fact: These have been an incredibly important plant used for centuries to produce high-quality cordage for the making of rope, baskets, bowstrings, and many other products. Part of the Asparagus (Asparagaceae) family. Recently reclassified from Sansevieria to Dracaena.
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