Snake Plant, also known as Sansevieria or Mother-in-Law's Tongue, is a hardy and versatile houseplant appreciated for its easy care and striking appearance. With around 70 species, Snake Plants display a variety of leaf shapes, sizes, and colors, making them popular in both home and office settings.

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Native Habitat: Snake Plants are native to tropical and subtropical regions of West Africa, including Nigeria and the Congo. They are adapted to survive in harsh environments, often found in rocky, arid regions with poor soil. These plants are known for their ability to withstand neglect and thrive in a variety of conditions, including low light and drought.

Historical and Cultural Significance: Snake Plants have been valued for centuries in various cultures. In African folklore, they are believed to bring good luck and protect against evil spirits. Historically, the fibers of some species were used to make bowstrings, leading to the name "Viper's Bowstring Hemp." Today, Snake Plants are celebrated for their air-purifying qualities, as recognized by NASA's Clean Air Study.

Uses and Popularity: Snake Plants are widely grown for their ornamental value and air-purifying properties. Their upright, sword-like leaves make them a stylish addition to modern interiors. Due to their low maintenance needs, they are ideal for busy individuals and beginners. The plant’s ability to tolerate low light and infrequent watering further enhances its appeal as a houseplant.