why you should have a Snake Plant in your home

I wrote ‘Snake Plant’ as it was shorter for the title than Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, which is what I have always called this spiky plant (rather topically, with it being Mothers Day very soon)!

Although it is considered a bad ‘Feng Shui’ Plant, due to it’s spiky look and sharp edges, this can be overlooked by the enormous health benefits it offers the home owner.

Sansevieria is extremely easy to care for and can be happy indoors and outside (in warmer climates). 

Having one near your bed is a great idea as, while most plants take away oxygen at night, this one gives off oxygen at night. The plant also filters chemical vapours from the air, such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene.  Not bad, eh? (although don’t put it in reach of children, the leaves are poisonous if ingested).

This one is mine and it sits outside our apartment door.  It often gets neglected unfortunately, that’s why it’s looking a bit lop-sided!

Do you have a Snake Plant?  Where do you keep it and what do you call it?

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10 thoughts on “why you should have a Snake Plant in your home

  1. georgiapdesigns says:

    Hi Cath, I used to have one many years ago and I also called it Mother-in-law’s tongue, but obviously it was kept inside, far too cold here! I remember neglecting it quite a bit and it still survived OK, but eventually it gave up and withered. Lx

    • Cath at Lizzie Rose Jewellery says:

      We had to have them inside in England obviously when I was younger so I never considered them an outdoors plant till I moved to Hong Kong and saw them outside. Mother-in-law’s tongue is the most popular name I think!

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