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Scientific Name: Sansevieria
Common Names: mother-in-law's tongue, devil's tongue, jinn's tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant, snake tongue
Welcome to the wonderful world of sansevieria! This plant is fabulous for beginners and for long time plant parents alike - its care routine is one of the easiest out there! It’s a wonderful confidence builder, especially for people who say they have a “black thumb”.
This plant absorbs CO2 at night and releases oxygen during the day, which makes it an excellent bedroom plant and purportedly helps you sleep better! Its leaves are toxic if ingested, though, so make sure it’s out of reach of dogs and children.
Snake plants are known for breaking their pot if allowed to reach the point of being rootbound, so make sure to occasionally split it at the roots and pot the halves into separate pots. All you have to do is snap that huge root that joins them together, and there’s no propagation period so you don’t need to worry about that! These plants are plug-and-play.