snake plant


Definition of snake plant

: a west African sansevieria (Sansevieria trifasciata) having stiff usually long erect leaves and grown especially as a houseplant

Examples of snake plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This snake plant is smaller in stature; leaves don't tend to grow more than 18 inches in height. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 Types of Snake Plants Believe it or not, there are more than 70 different species of the snake plant. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 Like the snake plant, the ZZ plant tolerates low sunlight. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 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 Lindsay Pangborn, a horticulturist at the plant delivery service Bloomscape, likes the snake plant for its upright leaves and easy care. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 Begin by removing the entire snake plant from its pot, roots and all. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2022 The stiff, upright, sword-like leaves of snake plant give it an architectural appearance, which perfectly complements modern, contemporary spaces. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Feb. 2022 For a snake plant, Lalicata says, immerse the bottom third of the leaf; for ZZ plants, submerge just the bottom tip of the leaf. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snake plant

1928, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2022

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“Snake plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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