Sansevierias or as they are commonly called Snake Plants or Mother-in-law's Tongue have a rich history of folklore and new science. These plants have a rich history of cultivation. In China, it was kept as a treasured houseplant because the Eight Gods bestowed their eight virtues on those who grew them. These virtues include long life, prosperity, intelligence, beauty, art, poetry, health and strength. The plants were kept near the entrances inside the home so that the eight virtues could pass through in a manner pre-Feng Shui. These plants also were placed in fine restaurants, herbalists, acupuncturists, doctor's offices, accountant's offices, banks, shrines, monastaries, and even in rice paddies. Sansevierias were grown and cherished well before the Chinese ti plant (Dracaena spp.) also known as the Good Luck Bamboo!
The sansevieria is also referred to as a dragon for its many unique qualities. As with many Asian martial arts techniques, the strength comes from within. The sansevieria has been known to split large earthen pots upon reaching larger sizes. The Chinese have usually kept this plant potted in a pot within a ceramic pot often ornated with dragons and phoenixes. The attraction of this plant towards dragons is said to be magnetic.
An interesting research program has been done by NASA using a few selected plants (one is Sansevieria) for air purification and to curb "Sick Building Syndrome."
Growing the Snake Plant is easy. It will thrive in very bright light to almost dark corners of the house. Just water when the soil is dry. Grows up to 4 feet tall
The plant you will receive is growing in a 4" pot
May 31, 2018 by Crysten Watters
Such a lovely plant! Arrived with a broken leaf. Don’t know if it was originally like that or from transit, but I don’t mind all that much. Plants heal. Other than that, it’s such a lovely little plant, fast shipping, and looking forward to future purchases from this shop!
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Hirt's Gardens is proud of their long history of growing and selling healthy plants for over 100 years. We skillfully grow our plants in our own greenhouses in northeastern Ohio. Live plants are only returnable if damaged during shipment and must be reported within 3 days of receipt by emailing your order number and a photo of the damaged item(s). Hardgood products (such as seeds, bulbs and pottery) can be returned in it's original packaging within 15 days for a refund or replacement. Attach or copy/paste the photo to a conversation(message) through Etsy. Click on the "Contact Shop Owner" button on the HirtsGardens Etsy homepage to send a message.
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