Snake Plant Basics
Sansevieria, commonly called snake plant, is perhaps one of the most recognizable plants that people grow indoors. Most botanists believe that it is native to Asia and parts of Africa. In different parts of the world, sansevieria was not just revered for its beauty. Some African cultures used its fiber to create textiles, and used it for medicine and protection against evil
Italians named the plant after the Prince of Sansevero, who was a gardening enthusiast from the 1700s. Its nickname, “snake plant,” derives from the wavy patterns on its tall, graceful leaves. Other gardeners call it “mother-in-law’s tongue”, because the leaves are long and pointed. An article from Wikipedia.org states that there are at least 70 different species of sansevieria.