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 But be aware that maidenhair ferns do require a bit more TLC than low-maintenance plants such as pothos or snake plant. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 17 Aug. 2023 While the office isn’t an ideal environment for most plants, a snake plant is actually a pretty decent choice. Kaitlyn McInnis, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2023 Facebook video features a screenshot of an article about snake plants. Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 2 June 2023 Like our page to get updates throughout the day on our latest debunks Our rating: False The NASA study referenced in the post didn't examine the oxygen production of snake plants, but rather the air-purifying capabilities of several houseplants, including the snake plant. Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 2 June 2023 From snake plants to ferns, much of the greenery that adorns living rooms and kitchens is marketed as air-purifying. Alex Chun, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2023 For faster-growing stems, place a snake plant (also sometimes called Mother-in-Law's Tongue) in a bright room. Molly Miller,, 31 May 2023 However, other types, such as snake plant or jade plant can cause GI upset, vomiting, and lethargy if ingested. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 12 June 2023 Start with an easy-care plant — a pothos or snake plant. Amanda Long, Washington Post, 8 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snake plant was in 1928

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“Snake plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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