The snake plant is a boon to home owners and office workers round the world. The plant supplies an exceptionally rich source of oxygen will having uncommon hardiness and ease of maintenance. These properti es have vital implications in the fields of health and energy. NASA conducted a study that shows it can provide a significant amount of oxygen to indoor environments. The snake plant was one of three types used in the Paharpur Business Center of New Delhi, which the government declared the healthiest building in the city. Not only did it reduce respiratory symptoms, eye irritation, and headaches, but it increased productivity and reduced ventilation needs — significantly cutting energy consumption.
The snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata), also called mother in law’s tongue, has thick, leathery leaves that stand two to four feet tall. It is native to Brazil and Africa, but is also a popular outdoor plant in many southern U.S. states. A full-grown plant usually costs $10 to $15.
It’s most popular use is as an indoor, decorative plant. Its leaves are variegated with light-colored blotches, and are often bordered with a yellow trim.
Can be neglected for extended periods without any adverse effects. It thrives in sun or shade, but should not be kept in an environment below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Removes contaminants from air and produces large amounts of oxygen.
Snake Plants- Also known as "Mother in Law's Tongue," these plants lend visual interest to any room with their upright, sword like foliage. These plants help remove a variety of chemicals from the air, including nitrogen oxide and formaldehyde. Snake plants are very easy to care for and will even tolerate neglect. They like bright light, but will grow in everything from direct sun to shade. Allow the soil to dry before watering.
To get the most out of these plants, there should be 1 per 100 square feet of your home. In addition to the plants on our list, all plants take in carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, and add moisture to the air, which helps prevent dry skin and sore throats in the winter. All houseplants do a little something to help the air we breathe, so pick up a few today!