Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' is a cultivar of Snake Plant, aka Mother-in-Law's Tongue, having tall green leaves with variegated yellow edges. Known as some of the toughest houseplants, they store carbon dioxide acquired at night to use during the day, then releasing oxygen at night, via photosynthesis, when their pores open. This plant requires very low maintenance and packs a punch to any space.
- Very adaptable
- Leading commercial variety
- Great plant for beginners
Sansevieria 'Zeylanica' is known as Bowstring Hemp, but it's so similar in looks and growth to other sansevierias, you'll often find it lumped in as a Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law's Tongue. 'Zeylanica' has the characteristic broad, sword-like leaves with wavy horizontal bands of grayish green. It prefers a well-lighted room, but can handle low-light environments and occasional missed waterings. And like its cousins, this sansevieria is mildly toxic to pets and humans.