Deets: Great for beginners and those that are just starting out in the houseplant world! Technically a succulent plant! So it's perfect for the beginner plant parent. Native to West Africa, this plant can tolerate long periods of drought and is very easy to care for.
Name(s): Sansevieria; Snake plant for how it resembles a snake. Or also know as "mother in laws tongue".
Color/Characteristics: The Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation is a striking variety of the foolproof Snake Plant, boasting distinctive white vertical striping on its thinner-than-usual leaves.
Water: A watering once a month is just enough, and less in the winter.
Light: Place in a spot where it will receive anywhere from a bright to dim amount of indirect light. Note that the white variegation on the Bantel’s Sensation's leaves make it slightly less tolerant of low light conditions than your typical Snake Plant, so extremely low light situations should be avoided with this variety.
Grower: Beginners, all types.
- A multitasker, the snake plant purifies indoor air by removing toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
- The Snake Plant can bring very helpful feng shui energy when needed in specific areas of a home or office; this plant has strong protective energies. Spiky plants like snake plants are excellent for shielding you against negative Chi, but their aggressive energy means you need to place them where they’re not in highly-trafficked areas of your home. The snake plant is a perfect expression of upward, growing ch’i. The strong wood energy cuts through negative or stagnant energy. The best position to place the plants in your office or home is a place that is enriched by the plant's Wood element. Southeastern, Southern, and Eastern corners are the best feng shui spots to place your plants.