Common Name(s): Snake plant, sansevieria, mother-in-laws tongue, variegated snake plant, devil's tongue, African spear, bow string hemp, bowstring hemp, Laurentii snake plant.
Description: Long, narrow, thick leaves with yellow margins and mottled green centers 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.
Other Interesting Facts: Sansevieria trifasciata has 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 to genus Dracaena.