There is a plant called, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, so, why not, ‘The A Little Bit Of Everything Plant’? When I look at this plant, that is what comes to mind. It has a little bit everything to it. It is green with snake like patterns, it survives on pure neglect – no water, sunless/shaded corner, washroom or even bedroom and it will continue growing. In the winter, you never ever have to water it. During the warmer days, one can water once or twice a month and that is it. The Snake plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue and sword plant are some of the names it goes by. I still want know, why, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Hint* Something to do with Mothers in Law.
This plant is one of the most effective air purifier and absorbent of household toxins such as as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides. It releases oxygen during night and absorbs carbon dioxide at the same time. With most plants, the process is vice versa.
This plant is the beginner of beginner plants. You just have to bring it home, place it almost anywhere but I encourage somewhere with bright lighting considering every plant deserves some TLC. After that, just admire it and do not water it no matter how bad you feel for not giving it a glass of water. Even if the soil is dry to the touch, wait for a month or so. Even for a beginner plant, most have killed this plant
Because of its striking colors and upward growth, the snake plant blends in almost anywhere you place it. With its sword shaped leaves it catches the eye on first contact.