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Plant Profile: Sansevieria

  Family: Asparagaceae Genus: Dracaena Species: Sansevieria This genus includes seventy or so species, including mother-in-law's tongue, devil's tongue, jinn's tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant and snake tongue. Sansevieria plants can vary in colour and shape. These plants are easy to grow and, in many cases, nearly indestructible when it comes to care. They will thrive in very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. These plants generally grow slowly in indoor light, but increasing its light exposure will boost growth if it gets a few hours of direct sun. If planting or repotting, do it in the spring. This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.   Keep It Alive • Sansevieria plants prefer indirect but steady light with some direct sun. They can adapt to full sun conditions and will also survive dimly lit situations. • Sansevieria plants prefer a loose, well-drained potting mix. This plant will do well in sandier soils. Pick a potting media low in peat. Peat works w

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