Native to West Africa, ranging from Nigeria to the Congo, this plant is commonly known as a snake plant.
The most interesting name for the plant is mother-in-law’s tongue, which is supposed to reference the sharp edges of the leaves.
Snake Plants convert CO2 into oxygen at night (as opposed to most other plants) so they are the ideal plant to brighten up a bedroom and help you sleep better by breathing cleaner, oxygen-rich air all night long.
The Snake Plant is recommended by NASA's Clean Air Study for it's air purifying attributes. Add one (or a combination of different purifying plants) for every 100 sq. ft. of indoor space and say goodbye to 90% of your indoor toxins! This hard-working plant specifically filters formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and benzene from the air.