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san·se·vie·ri·a

 (săn′sə-vîr′ē-ə, -vē-ĕr′-)
n.
Any of various tropical plants of the genus Sansevieria, native to Africa and Asia, having thick, usually lance-shaped leaves and often cultivated as houseplants.

[New Latin Sansevieria, genus name, after Raimondo di Sangro (1710-1771), Prince of San Seviero, Italy.]

sansevieria

(ˌsænsɪˈvɪərɪə)
n
(Plants) any herbaceous perennial plant of the liliaceous genus Sansevieria, of Old World tropical regions. Some are cultivated as house plants for their erect bayonet-like fleshy leaves of variegated green (mother-in-law's tongue); others yield useful fibre (bowstring hemp)
[New Latin, named after Raimondo di Sangro (1710–71), Italian scholar and prince of San Severo]

san•se•vi•e•ri•a

(ˌsæn sə viˈɪər i ə, -səˈvɪər i ə)

n., pl. -ri•as.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Sansevieria, having sword-shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers.
[1795–1805; < New Latin, after San Seviero, principality of Raimondo di Sangro (1710–71), learned Neapolitan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sansevieria - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fibersansevieria - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Sansevieria - Old World tropical herbaceous perennial of the agave family; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
Ceylon bowstring hemp, Sansevieria zeylanica - plant having thick fibrous leaves transversely banded in light and dark green
mother-in-law's tongue, Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant
bowstring hemp - strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage
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These were garlic, Andrographis paniculata (King of bitters); Chilli pepper seeds; lemongrass; Datura stramonium (Thornapple); Bitter kola seeds; tobacco plant; Ocimum gratissimum (Scent leaf); Sansevieria trifasciata (Mother-in-Law tongue); Turnera ulmifolia (Yellow alder); and Vetiveria zizanioides (Poaceae Vetiver).
If you live in an apartment, indoor plants like Aloe Vera, Weeping Fig and Sansevieria can purify the air in your house while keeping it cool.
If you're too busy to pay close attention to your plants, choose succulents like cactus and those from the sansevieria family like snake plants and mother-in-law's tongue.
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.
africana Brenan & Brummitt (marabu), Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.
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.
aureus con valores de CIM entre 20 y 540 mg/mL en las especies Arnica montana y Tabebuia avellanedae (50 mg/mL), Gossypium herbaceum (123 mg/mL), Kigelia africana (138 mg/mL), Uncaria tomentosa (200 mg/mL), Chrysophyllum cainito (220 mg/mL), Cnidoscolus chayamansa (280 mg/mL), Allamanda cathartica (304 mg/mL), Sansevieria trifasciata (385 mg/mL), Diphysa punctata (450 mg/mL) y Ficus luschnathiana (540 mg/mL), (Tabla 3).
Try sansevieria, also called the snake plant or motherin-law's tongue.
And plants in nurseries are today pegged as air cleansers (get yourself a pot of Sansevieria aka Mother In Law's tongue) to wage war with traces of lead paint, radon and asbestos that hover about in the built environment.
There are many varieties of Sansevieria that come in various sizes, shapes, colors and leaf patterns.
Mechanical properties of randomly oriented short sansevieria trifasciata fibre/epoxy composites.
Among the species recorded and identified were in genera Caesalpinia and Melia for inflorescences Alpinia Anthurium Aster Chrysanthemum and Polyanthes and Heliconia for flowers; Alpinia Cordyline Cycas Dracaena Maranta Sansevieria for the leaves and Cyperus for the stem and the leaves.