The sansevieria trifasciata is also known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’. It is one of the most popular species of snake plants, and many people choose it for their home due to its hardy nature and low maintenance. Q: How many types of snake plants are there? A: There are about 70 species of snake plants around!
Also question is, which variety of Snake Plant is best?
Not all Snake Plants are created equal, and Sansevieria Laurentii is the proof. In a study performed by Nasa, this Snake Plant variety came out as not only one of the best air-purifying plants among Snake Plants in general, but among houseplants in general as well.
Moreover, how do I know what kind of Snake Plant I need?
Snake plants prefer bright, indirect light and can even tolerate some direct sunlight. However, they also grow well (albeit more slowly) in shady corners and other low-light areas of the home. Keep the plant in a warm spot with temperatures above 50°F (10°C). In the winter, be sure to protect it from drafty windows.
Are all snake plants air purifier?
But do all snake plants clean the air? Yes, all snake plants clean the air. They work as an exceptional air purifier. Studies, including those executed by NASA, have actually consistently revealed the plant to get rid of toxic substances such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and also nitrogen oxides.
Snake Plant Growth Rate
The snake plant grows quite slowly when in moderate light, either indoors or outdoors. However if exposed to long sunlight hours it can grow quite quickly. As well as growing conditions the variety of Sansevieria that you have planted plays a big part in what the final height and width will be.
Mason’s congo, or Sansevieria Masoniana F Variegata, is one of the most distinctive and beautiful varieties of the snake plant. Also called the Whale Fin, its long leaf grows in an ovular shape and can be up to 4 feet long, 10″ wide.
NASA suggests that to fully avail the benefits of air purifying ability of snake plants, place at least one plant per 100 square feet of space. Considering the average standard sized bedroom, you may need 2-4 snake plants for your room.
Caring for the Snake Plant is very straightforward. These plants can be neglected for weeks at a time; yet, with their stripy leaves and architectural shape, they still look fresh. Additionally, they can survive low light levels, drought and have few insect problems.
Mother-in-law’s tongue is one of the easiest houseplants. The plants have rootstocks, out of which thick, tall, sword-like shape leaves with succulent characteristics grow. The name, Mother-in-law’s tongue, refers to the pointed tips of the leaves, which symbolises the sharp tongue of the Mother-in-law!
The snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue doesn’t produce any smell or oil to deter snakes, but they get afraid with the appearance of its sharp leaves. You can grow various types of it as a barrier plant on the hedges of your garden.