HealthBoost your sleep quality with this popular houseplant. The secret power of mother-in-law's tongue

Boost your sleep quality with this popular houseplant. The secret power of mother-in-law's tongue

This plant can act as a remedy for insomnia.
This plant can act as a remedy for insomnia.
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6:03 AM EST, January 11, 2024

The Sansevieria, colloquially known as the mother-in-law's tongue or snake plant, hails from West Africa and became widely popular across Europe during the 19th century.

Recognized for its stiff, thick, sword-like leaves with vibrant green shades, this plant is often distinguishable by its yellow edges or speckles. Its charming appearance and ease of growth make this houseplant a perfect indoor decoration. When introducing it to your home, remember that it prefers smaller pots and universal soil mixed with some sand, and it thrives under both shaded and well-lit conditions.

Additionally, it requires minimal watering and doesn't need misting. For optimal growth, the plant requires temperatures between 70-86 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not advisable to plant it outdoors or leave it on a balcony throughout the year as it does not survive in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Few people realize the health benefits of the Sansevieria - apart from its aesthetic appeal. Hence, those struggling with sleep problems should certainly introduce it into their bedroom. Given its benefits, placing this popular pot plant in other rooms, especially those housing electrical appliances is worthwhile.

The snake plant transforms carbon dioxide into oxygen, maintains a suitable humidity level, and purifies its surroundings by eliminating harmful substances. It neutralizes health-damaging chemicals commonly found in glues, varnishes, and paints, such as xylene, benzene, toluene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

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