We love this eye-catching succulent for its looks and its ability to clean the air! There are about 70 varieties of Sansevieria Zeylanica, known as ‘snake plants’ because of the shape of their leaves. Native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, , mother-in-law's tongue, Saint George's sword and viper's bowstring hemp, among other names.
Sansevieria Zeylanica is a large houseplant known for its ability to purify the air. It is very good at absorbing toxins such as nitrogen oxides and improving indoor air quality.
It is also a very easy-care houseplant, requiring little maintenance and it’s happy to sit in a spot with either bright light or low light. It has long, stiff, vertical leaves and is a stylish plant with a sculptural look.
Sansevieria Zeylanica, or snake plants, were named ‘Office plant of the year’ in 2020 by a panel of judges focusing on plants for mental health, so if you’re looking for something to brighten up your home office, make you feel good and purify the air - and you’re wondering where to buy your snake plant - then you need look no further!
If someone is lucky enough to be receiving this houseplant as a gift, we can enclose a free, handwritten card with the delivery. We won’t include any paperwork either!
Sansevieria Zeylanica Care
Suitable for beginners to houseplants, it really thrives on very little attention and is very happy with poor soil.
Where should it go?
Mother in law’s tongue is happy in sun or shade.
How much water should it have?
It needs little watering, only water when completely dry.
Does it need feeding?
You can give a feed in spring and summer, why not try our vegan, organic plant food?
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, mother in law’s tongue is toxic to dogs and cats.
What size is it?
Width 14cm x Height 50cm
Fits perfectly in our Elho 16cm Brussells pot only £4.99
If you’d like to see a video we have made about general houseplant care, have a look here.
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot