snake plant

noun

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 Available in a variety of plants and sizes: a set of small cactuses, a medium snake plant, a large rubber plant, philodendron and cactus. Los Angeles Times, "The local’s guide to the best made-in-L.A. gifts," 30 Oct. 2020 This large species of snake plant is sturdy and can deal with low light and little water, but does best in indirect light, watered when soil is dry every few weeks. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "9 plants that are actually easy to keep alive, according to experts," 25 June 2020 Some plants, like snake plant, spider plant, African violets, and Christmas cactus actually prefer tight shoes, so to speak, but most other plants like room for their roots. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Clear Decks, Fresh Mulch, Can’t Lose: Our Garden Spring Cleaning Guide," 10 Mar. 2020 If your office doesn't get a lot of direct sunlight, opt for greenery like the snake plant. NBC News, "Desk makeover: I redesigned my work space to boost my productivity and mental health," 14 Jan. 2020 The collection includes fiddle leaf figs in two sizes, as well as the oh-so-trendy philodendron, a couple of hanging plant options, and a perfect beginner plant for newbies: a snake plant, which thrives in low light. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines Is Selling Her Favorite Houseplants Online," 25 Sep. 2019 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. OregonLive.com, "When to prune roses and grapevines, what makes fireweed thrive: Ask an expert," 6 Jan. 2018

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Snake plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snake%20plant. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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