Is Sansevieria a Succulent?

Sansevieria is a name of a genus of flowering plants. Sansevieria have several species. Popularly these plants are known as snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue, Saint George’s sword, viper’s bowstring hemp, etc.

Most people often confused with sansevieria and ask is Sansevieria a succulent?

Plants belonging to the Sansevieria genus are succulent. These plants have thick leaves in order to store water like we see in the cactus. These hardy leaves contain sap like we see in succulent leaves. This is how these plants are also drought tolerant.

It can tolerate less water for a long time without being drying. These plants can’t handle overwatering and direct sunlight. They love indirect bright light and less water.

They can be damaged if placed under direct sunlight for long time. It is advised to keep such plants at a place where only indirect bright light can reach.

These properties of Sansevieria resembles to succulent plants.

The snake plant or Sansevieria trifasciata is used as an ornamental plant in houses or offices. Hence it is a perfect houseplant for indoor.

Sansevieria trifasciata has several benefits that stand apart from other succulents. It has the property to absorb toxins from the air.

It also releases oxygen at night when other plants consume oxygen. Hence it is a perfect plant to keep in your bedroom or indoor to get oxygen-rich air.

I hope you now get whether Sansevieria is a succulent or not.

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