Sansevieria is a modern, structured houseplant that is sure to be noticed. Commonly called snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, sansevieria grows long, broad leaves in stunning dark green, rimmed with bright green, that grow 2 to 3 feet tall from a fan-shaped base. Sanseveria is the perfect plant for a challenging indoor environment, or for those who need a low-maintenance plant, as it will grow in low light and prefers little water. The plant will thrive when its allowed to become slightly rootbound in a pot and placed in moderate or full lighting; the ideal environment occasionally can result in long shoots of delicate but fragrant white blooms that will turn to orange berries. Water the soil only when it has become completely dry.
- Sansevieria, commonly called snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, is a stunning succulent that makes a statement as a houseplant.
- Long, flat, broad leaves have deep green centers with textured cross-hatching and a lighter green trim.
- This low-maintenance succulent will survive in low light and requires very little water.
- Most varieties grow 2 to 3 feet tall.