Sanseviera is a great plant for your bedroom because they release oxygen into the air at night. Sansevieria is listed as one of the top air-filtering house plants according to a NASA study. I bought several to help clean the natural gas toxics out of the air in my home.
One of my plants is starting to bloom. Most sources say this is a rare occurrence.
Sansevieria is also called mother-in-law tongue, snake plant and bedroom plant.
I’ll post again to show the progress on the bloom.
UPDATE: Here it is in full bloom
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We just planted 25 houseplants that are on the NASA best plants for cleaning indoor air list and put them all over the house. We have 9 Sansevieria plants but none are blooming yet. Very nice, I’m jealous.
You’re gonna need ’em in the worst way!
Here is a petro-free “plant polish” recipe — a solution that you can use to gently wipe the dust from the leaves and keep them healthy, beautiful and working hard for you:
5 cups water.
1 tablespoon castile soap
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil (i have substituted nut oils and it still works fine)
If the plants are really dusty, gently spray them outside before saturating a cloth with the polish and wiping each leaf. For plants with tiny leaves, like ferns, put the polish in a spritzer bottle.
Keep any extra in a clearly marked mason jar in your cupboard. Shake well before using.
Zoe Nance says
I have one of those at home. I thought it was similar to spider plants when blooming. Mine began to bloom frequently when the pot became crowded.