Sansevieria (also called snake plant) is an ever-increasingly popular houseplant because of its low maintenance. However, this plant is also desired for its upright and erect pointy leaves which fit into almost all locations in the home. Today, there are more varieties than ever before, from short and cylindrical to tall and elegant, with variegated leaves displaying streaks of silver, gray, yellow, or white.
Sansevieria is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia. The common name comes from early European settlers in Africa who believed that it would ward off snakes when grown near homes or fields. When people brought the plant back to Europe, they called it snake plant or Mother-in-law's tongue.