☘ Origin: Angola, Tropical Africa
☘ Family: Asparagus, Dracaena
☘ Botanical Name: Dracaena angolensis
☘ Common Name(s): African Spear · Brazil Saint Bárbara Sword · Cylindrical Snake Plant · Spear Sansevieria. Previously known as: Sansevieria Cylindrica
Sansevierias have a long history of popularity due to how they are believed to symbolize characteristics of health, positivity and longevity.
The genus, Sansevieria, was named for Raimondo di Sangro, the Prince of Sanseviero, Italy (modern day Sansevero). The specific epithet, Cylindrica, was likely derived from "cylinder", for the cylindrical leaves.
Using Feng Shui principles, Sansevieria is used to bring good fortune into the home, while warding off evil spirits. Spiritual Meaning is connected with good luck and provides positivity into the surroundings. They shield against bad energy and can be placed in southern or eastern corners if you want a good position according to Feng Shui.
It is said that: "Some crops in a village were often eaten by some animals. A villager painted tiger stripes on a green leaf plant and put it in the field. Surprisingly, it really reduced how much the plant was being eaten. Gradually, villagers began to imitate this and passed it on from generation to generation". This plant now has its own tiger tail pattern, and it is the Sansevieria.
☘ Snake plants are considered some of the best indoor plants to purify air, according to NASA Clean Air Study.
☘ Better air means better sleep, which makes them a popular plant for the bedroom.
☘ Though in small contributions, snake plants can absorb cancer-causing pollutants, including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. With the ability to absorb and remove harmful toxins.
☘ Snake plants can act as an effective defense against airborne allergies.