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Mother-in-Law’s Tongue: A Field Guide
If you think you have a black thumb for houseplants, allow Sansevieria trifasciata to change your mind.
A ’70s-era houseplant that’s back in style, mother-in-law’s tongue has earned its resurgence in popularity with more than its good looks.
Sansevieria trifasciata will survive in low light (under a bathroom sink) or in full sun (on a balcony), and will not punish you for forgetting to water it. Look for cultivars with variegated foliage in yellow, silver, and white.
Planting, Care & Design of Sansevierias