sansevieria

noun
san·​se·​vie·​ria | \ ˌsan(t)-sə-ˈvir-ē-ə How to pronounce sansevieria (audio) \

Definition of sansevieria

: any of a genus (Sansevieria) of tropical perennial herbs of the agave family with showy mottled sword-shaped leaves usually yielding a strong fiber especially : snake plant

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Examples of sansevieria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choose from sansevieria, or snake plant, to double as an air purifier, a mini bonsai tree for a chic touch, or a money tree—which resembles a miniature palm tree—for all the good luck your space needs. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 14 Apr. 2022 Among those to pass up are dieffenbachia, English ivy, pothos, Sago palm, sansevieria, and ZZ plant. Sunset Magazine, 26 Jan. 2022 Peace lilies, orchids, sansevieria, bromeliads and philodendrons can tolerate cooler temperatures but not freezing weather. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Dec. 2021 The pack, which includes a hoya variety, a sansevieria (snake plant), and a ZZ plant, usually retails for $69. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Dec. 2021 Popular types of sansevieria, such as the snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, are easy to grow, require little water and thrive in warm interiors. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sansevieria

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sansevieria

New Latin, from Raimondo di Sangro, prince of San Severo †1774 Italian scholar

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20 Apr 2022

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“Sansevieria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sansevieria. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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