1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

mother-in-law’s tongue, snake plant

Sansevieria trifasciata

Upright leaves grow up 4 feet tall.  Among the toughest of all houseplants, they can withstand virtually any conditions, from dark to bright. The only way to surely kill them is to overwater or never water at all.

There are many different color and height variegations. ‘Black Coral’ is an especially dark green cultivar with light banding. ‘Laurentii’ grows with edges banded in gold. ‘Bantel’s Sensation’ is an especially gorgeous cultivar with a narrower leaf and beautiful white overlay commonly called white snake plant and discovered by Gustav Bantel of St. Louis, Missouri in 1948.

‘Ocean Star’ and ‘Hahni’ are birds nest style cultivars that stay under 12″ tall.

Native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo.