Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii, also known as Mother-In-Law's Tongue, is a great choice for homes and offices alike. It requires very little care and thrives in a variety of environments.
Its deep green pointed leaves have creamy yellow edging and horizontal stripes.
Although we tend to associate air purification with plants with many leaves, Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii has been found to absorb a range of toxins, making it a beautifully sculptural natural air purifier!
Key Benefits of Mother in Law's Tongue Plant
Considered by NASA as one of the best plants to purify the air, Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii, absorbs toxins from the air and expels clean oxygen into your home, making the air you breathe safer.
Its waxy leaf surface attracts dust, removing it from the air and keeping it away from your lungs! The dust can be easily wiped of Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii’s smooth flat leaves with a damp cloth.
This plant can do well in environments with low light and does not require frequent watering, making it easy to care for.
The Mother in Law's Tongue Plant Story
Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii is native to Tropical West Africa and is also known as Snake Plant, and Mother-In-Law’s tongue.
Although Mother-In-Laws tongue is reliable in low-light conditions, it way prefers light! If you can place a Sansevieria in a bright room it will reward you with quick growth. Overexposed to direct sun can damage Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii’s smooth waxy texture and brilliant colour. Therefore, during the summer months, it’s a good idea to move your Sansevieria out of direct sunlight.
Sansevierias only need watering once every 14 days in summer, and once every 6 weeks in Winter. Succulents hold water in their thick leaves, and their roots, so their soil should be left to entirely dry out between waterings. When you do water your Mother-In-Laws Tounge give it a good drink; just make sure it isn’t left sitting in water.
Is Mother in Law's Tongue The Right Plant For Me?
Unlike many succulents, Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii can thrive in low-light. So for decorating rooms lacking natural light, sansevieria is your plant! Sansevierias is particularly good for cheering up gloomy spaces due to having large green leaves which trigger an evolutionary response that helps us feel energized and healthy. This plant must be out of reach of nibbly pets or children and can reach up to four feet tall.
Perfect for beginners, Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii will beautify and purify your home!