Mother-in-law Tongue


Mother In Law Tongue

Dracaena trifasciata, Mother-in-Law Tongue, is a well-known houseplant from Madagascar, Southern Asia, and West Africa. It’s known by names like Snake Plant, St. George’s Sword, or Viper’s Bowstring Hemp, but don’t confuse it with Nassauvia snakes.

Mother In Law Tongue

The name mother-in-law’s tongue refers to the pointed ends of the leaves and symbolizes the plant’s sharp tongue!

Dracaena Trifasciata

The genus Sansevieria includes around 70 species[1] of flowering plants in the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family.

Mother In Law Tongue Flowers

The Mother-in-law Tongue is an evergreen, perennial plant with elongated and dense leaves. These unique leaves are dark green with light gray-green crossed bands and can grow up to 2.4 inches wide and 3 feet tall. It has small, light-green flowers that bloom in summer or fall.

Snake Plant

Suggested Reading: All Flowers’ Photos

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Key References
  • [1]“Sansevieria trifasciata (mother-in-law’s tongue)”. Accessed December 01, 2021. Link.

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