mother-in-law's tongue


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mother-in-law's tongue

n
(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.
Mother-in-Law's Tongue is in fact called Sansevieria, an old indoor favourite the good lady will love.