Snake plant – Everything you need to know

Sansevieria , mother-in-law’s tongue or bowstring’s hemp is the most planted air purifier plant in a gardeners list.
It is an excellent choice for apartment as it survives light issues and has a history of most tolerant decorative plant.


The place to keep this inexpensive plant is your bedroom. It help in purification of atmosphere as it converts CO2 into Oxygen at night.
It is one of the most cheapest plant to improve the air quality. The plant also filters formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air which comes from plywood , carpeting , paint makers and printing press.

Fights allergies

Snake plants absorbs toxins and releases oxygen. Airborne allergies are reduced as the plant releases moisture in the air.

Feng chui and placement

Snake plant can bring great feng chui energy when placed in correct direction at home or at work place. Place the plant in Southeastern , Eastern or southern position as the plant gifts upward growing energy due to its upward leaves.
Chinese used to keep this plant at the entrance of home to enable the eight virtues(prosperity, beauty, long life, intelligence, health, art, strength and poetry) to enter the house.


This plant is very easy to maintain as it continues to grow even we ignore it but it returns fresh air and oxygen in return.
Partial light helps the plant to be beautiful and grow.
Water the plant when needed, there is no great need to keep the soil moist.


The plant is little toxic to pets as it produces chemicals to keep away fungus and microbes. Pets if mistakenly intake it will only cause gastrointestinal upset.
It is a toxic beauty which may lead to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if ingested by humans.


Snake plant has long life about 20 to 25 years if good care is taken at regular intervals. Average life span of the plant is 10 years.

Grow a snake plant

You can buy it from a shop or may just keep the end of the leaf in water and change the water every other day and you may see small roots emerging from the end.

Dying snake plant.

Yes the plant may die if you over water it and keep the soil swampy. Keep the pot moist and also keep a drainage hole so that excess water drains off.

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