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 And there’s a wide range of greens that are hardy enough to stand up to any black thumb: ponytail palms, snake plants, and ferns are some of our low-maintenance favorites. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "3 Nature-Inspired Ways to Transform Your Home," 18 July 2018 Sansevieria, known as snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, began here as a problem-solver for nature-loving Victorians. Maureen Gilmer, idahostatesman, "Sansevieria is a perfect house plant," 24 Jan. 2018 With any luck, your snake plant will come back with vigor., "When to prune roses and grapevines, what makes fireweed thrive: Ask an expert," 6 Jan. 2018 Specializing in large vegetation, Léon & George delivers everything from snake plants to six to seven-foot-tall fiddle-leaf fig trees (unsurprisingly their best-seller) directly to your house or apartment. Julia Herbst, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Company Delivers High-End Plants to Your Home So We Can Finally Achieve #PeakLA," 19 Sep. 2017 Like the snake plant, the spider plant will also purify the air in your home. Cam Wolf, GQ, "The Best Houseplants That Even You Can’t Kill," 24 Oct. 2017 Start with a neutral backdrop Plants—especially distinct-looking ones like cacti or snake plants—stand out the most in areas that look like blank canvases. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "The Restaurants Inspiring Us to Put Houseplants Everywhere," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of snake plant

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Snake plant.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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