snake plant

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snake plant

A stemless plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) having narrow, rigid, often mottled leaves and widely cultivated as a houseplant.


(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]
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Noun1.snake plant - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplantsnake plant - 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
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Commonly known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue, sansevieria are much more soothing to have around than either of their nicknames suggests.
2) Sansevieria trifasciata, or snake plant, removes most of the toxins found in the air and purifies it by producing oxygen.
Snake Plant: Also known as Sansevieria, it is an ideal indoor plant as it purifies the air by removing toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides.
Baylor shows the best plants for each room from an aromatic jasmine to greet guests with a beautiful scent to an air-purifying snake plant to freshen up the bedroom.
Pop a snake plant (aka mother-in-law's tongue) on your bedside table
Commonly called mother-in-law tongue and snake plant, it tolerates a lot of neglect.
Put a snake plant in your office or wherever you're most busy Offices and cubes can be some pretty sterile spaces, which can make it hard to stay motivated or feel content during the work day.
Also known as Mother-in-law's Tongue, the snake plant is one of the few plants that gives out oxygen at night, thereby keeping you cool as well as absorbing a wide number of toxins from the air.
Also known as mother-in-law's tongue (I can imagine how it got that nickname!), snake plant is seen in workplace foyers because it's hardy and an effective air purifier.
For example, try a snake plant in a traditional looking um.
Here is the list, using their common names, from the NASA study: English Ivy, Spider plant, Golden Pothos, Peace Lily, Chinese Evergreen, Bamboo or Reed Palm, Snake Plant, Heartleaf, Split-leaf and Elephant Ear Philodendrons, Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina), Cornstalk, Janet Craig, Warneckii and Red-edged Dracaenas.