Sansevieria is a species of plant in the Asparagaceae family and it is native to Madagascar, southern Asia and tropical parts of West Africa from the Congo to Nigeria. Like many other plants and flowers, this plant also has some other names. The most popular being the Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Apart from its beauty, the Snake Plant also helps improve the air quality in your home.
How Snake Plants Filter the Air
This plant uses something called the crassulacean acid metabolism process to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The plant’s leaves have microscopic pores, known as the stomata, that exchange these gases. They are only open at night which is the plant’s way of preventing dehydration during drought conditions. If the pores remained open during the day, the plant would lose a substantial amount of water at the same time. Most other plants exchange gases during the day whereas the Snake Plant is one of just a few that do so at night. In addition, this plant also helps remove other harmful substances like formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethylene, benzene and toluene out of the air.
Where to Put Your Snake Plant
Since these plants are so effective at improving air quality at night, they help improve your sleep at the same time. All the more reason to place this plant in your bedroom. Of course, you can place them in other rooms too. You might not have the space for 6 medium to large plants in your bedroom which is why so many people choose to distribute them throughout their home. Experts recommend 6 to 8 of these plants (waist-high) per person for maximum benefits. They are an affordable and practical option when you are looking for natural décor. They are also really easy to care for and they are quite hardy too.
Other Interesting Snake Plant Facts
Snake Plants are evergreen perennial plants. It has stiff leaves that grow vertically from the basal rosette. The mature leaves are dark green in colour with light grey-green cross-banding. The size of these leaves range from 70 to 90 centimetres in length and are about 5 centimetres wide. The plant can reach over 2 metres in height if the conditions are just right. It is important to note that this plant should be kept away from children and pets. Ingesting any part of the plant can result in various stomach problems including nausea and vomiting.
At Prestige Flowers, we are proud to present this beautiful potted Sansevieria Plant. This plant tolerates low light conditions and minimal watering which make it very easy to care for. Whether you want to improve the air quality in your own home or send a plant gift, this Sansevieria Plant is an excellent choice.