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This is Not Your Mother-in-Law's Snake Plant

The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a striking houseplant with deep emerald green leaves that boasts up to heights of 4 feet.  Its leaf denseness gives it the ability to spread by rhizomes.  Its nickname, mother-in-law’s tongue, originates from its sharp, pointed, leaf tip.  It hails from West Africa and makes a great patio plant during warm months.


There are several varieties of the vertical houseplant, from solid green to variegated yellow highlights.  You can purchase small varieties for 4” pots or 10” tall plants to spruce up a bare corner of a room.  It’s height creates a nice spot of color in any room.


As another no-fuss plant, sansevieria (san(t)-sə-ˈvir-ē-ə) prefers dry conditions and dry soil.  It’s definitely an easy-care houseplant favorite!  When it does require watering, don’t allow the water to remain at the bottom of your saucer and let it dry out completely before watering again.


Mother-in law’s tongue prefers part shade, so feel to place it in your favorite spot and not worry about a constant light source.  Remember, if you decide to set it outside in the summer months, pot it up in your favorite flowering planter and place it in a partly shaded area away from direct sunlight.

Plant Food

As a no-fuss favorite, the snake plant is also easy to feed.  Our Snake Plant Natural Care Food is free of toxins and chemicals, formulated specifically for your Snake Plant, and will feed all season.  Get your pack below our safe-shopping eBay Store.

Our Review of the Snake Plant

If you like a houseplant with a little height, the snake plant will make a great addition. Depending on its height, you can place it on a stand in a corner of the room or against all wall to add color.  Either way, this no-fuss plant will look great in any room of your home.

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