Mother-in-law's Tongue / Sansevieria
Mother-in-law’s Tongue is a very hardy plant with stiff sculptural upright leaves that can grow over a metre tall and is native to tropical West Africa. With tall, attractive sword like leaves this compact plant is ideal for the desktop with its ability to withstand most conditions. The Mother-in-law’s Tongue will happily tolerate low water, low light and even artificial lighting.
This plant is an air purifier! Mother-in-law’s Tongue eliminates; formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, benzene, carbon monoxide and more. Locate your Mothers-in-law’s Tongue within 2m of your sitting or working zone for the most benefits.
Care: Will withstand most conditions. Water thoroughly and then allow top layer of soil to dry out between watering, avoid over watering as the Mother-in-law’s Tongue does prefer is on the dry side. Always allow water to drain from your pot before placing it back on its drip tray, your plant will hate soggy roots.
Keep leaves dust free by spritzing or wipe them down with a damp cloth, this keeps them looking lovely and able to photosynthesise.
Please note as your plant grows it may need to be re-potted.
NOTE: Although it is uncommon for pets to seek this plant out and munch on it, it is important to note this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. Also keep out of reach of small children.
Alternate names: Mother-in-law, Good Luck Plant, Golden Bird's Nest, Sansevieria Trifasciata and Snake Plant