The Senseveria, also known as Snake Plant or Mother-in-law's Tongue, is a popular houseplant that originated from West Africa. In its native habitat, it grows in dry savannas and forests.
The plant is characterized by its tall, upright leaves that grow from a basal rosette. The leaves are long and pointed, with a dark green color and prominent white or yellow stripes that run the length of the leaf. The flower spikes are relatively rare in indoor settings, but when they do bloom they have a creamy white color and a pleasant fragrance.
The Senseveria is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions, but prefers bright indirect light. It's important not to overwater the plant, as it is susceptible to root rot. Water only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. The plant can also tolerate a variety of soil types, but prefers a well-draining soil mix.
The Senseveria is a great plant for beginners and experienced plant parents alike. Its hardiness and ability to tolerate neglect make it a popular choice for low-light areas of the home or office.