Sansevieria – 5 Funky Facts

The Sansevieria plant is a striking, spiky looking plant which comes in many different varieties. It can look great as a statement piece and is a fabulous contemporary alternative to flowers. They work well in hotels and hospitality venues especially when used in different height plant grouping creating a real feature.

See below 5 funky facts on the Sanseveria :

1 ) The Sansevieria is commonly known as ‘’mother-in-law’s tongue’’ or ‘snake plant’’ due to the shape and margin of its leaves.

2 ) It is one of the sources of plant fibres used to make bowstrings

3 ) This is one of the few plants that releases oxygen at night rather than in the day. They are renowned for their purification qualities as they remove toxins such as formaldehyde and xylene from the atmosphere

4 ) These plants originate from deserts of Ethiopia, Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia

5 ) The Sanseveria is drought tolerant, it only has to be watered every 2-3 weeks. Overwatering is often what kills these resilient plants.