Snake Plant

Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata Prain

Synonyms: Sansevieria aureovariegata Mottet, Sansevieria jacquinii N.E.Br.

Unique ID: 212

Systematic Position

Class: Monocotyledonae

Series: Coronariaea

Family: Liliaceae

Common Names

English – Snake plant

Description: It is an evergreen perennial plant forming dense stands, spreading by way of its creeping rhizome, which is sometimes above ground, sometimes underground. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. Mature leaves are dark green with light gray-green cross-banding and usually range from 70–90 centimetres (2.3–3.0 ft) long and 5–6 centimetres (2.0–2.4 in) wide, though it can reach heights above 2 m (6 ft) in optimal conditions

Habitat:  Cultivated  

Distribution: Native to tropical west africa

Uses:  The fibre from the leaves used for various purposes. Fibre from the leaves used to make ropes for tying brooms and for other agricultural purposes, ornamental purpose etc.