mother-in-law's tongue


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mother-in-law's tongue

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(Plants) See sansevieria
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Noun1.mother-in-law's tongue - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplantmother-in-law's tongue - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant
sansevieria, bowstring hemp - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
2.mother-in-law's tongue - an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leavesmother-in-law's tongue - an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Dieffenbachia, genus Dieffenbachia - evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants
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Susan AVARIETIES like aspidistra (above), rubber plants, cheese plants and even Sansevieria - commonly known, as mother-in-law's tongue - will live well in darker areas.
Susan, email DAVID: Varieties like aspidistra, rubber plants, cheese plants and even Sansevieria - commonly known, as mother-in-law's tongue - will live well in darker areas.
Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) and snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria) are indestructible indoor plants that tolerate less light than any other species and may be successfully cultivated in shady courtyard planters.