If you also have this plant at home, know that you are truly very lucky. Blessed are those who own it: the properties of this little green jewel are truly extraordinary.


Look at it carefully: is this plant familiar to you? If you also have it at home, you are really lucky. Here’s why it could even save your life.

Plants, the green heart of the house

Plants, what a passion! These wonderful little lungs of the world have for some time been an increasingly integral part of the homes of Italians and beyond. Many people choose to embellish their homes with green jewels that give a touch of color and style to their environments.


Taking care of a plant is certainly not easy : you need to pay attention to it, carefully study its nature and understand what it needs to feel good.

Let’s also say that, if you are not an expert green thumb, it could happen that your little gem ends up withering or not picking flowers. Don’t give up, with a little experience and reading a few books you too can become a little plant expert.

How extraordinary are these jewels? There are certainly many benefits that a plant can provide. For example, look carefully at the image we uploaded above. Do you know what plant it is? If you have it at home, then know that you are very lucky: it has extraordinary powers.

If you own this plant you are very lucky: here’s why

If you also have this plant at home or on your balcony or terrace, know that you are truly lucky. It has properties that are nothing short of miraculous. Do you know what this little green gem is called? If the answer is no, we’ll tell you: its name is Sansevieria .


Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue , due to its long leaves, compared to the forked tongue that often characterizes mothers-in-law, it is also a rather simple houseplant to grow.

Its scientific name is Sansevieria trifasciata . Coming from Africa, it belongs to the Liliaceae family Decorative and resistant, it supports both high and low temperatures well: it can even live in environments as low as minus 5 degrees!

Why did we tell you earlier that it has extraordinary power ? Simple: because it is among the few houseplants capable of purifying the air inside your home . Caring for a sansevieria is pretty simple.

Don’t be scared, it could get very high. Its leaves can reach up to 50 cm in height. However, we want to focus on the properties of this little gem which have even been recognized by NASA.

What does it do in detail? The plant in question is able to remove toxic substances present in the environment and consequently in the air we breathe such as xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, trichlorethylene.

There are many types of this plant, some, according to tradition, are donated to wish good luck and money income. Among the most common ones are the sansevieria trifasciata and the cylindrica .

How do you recognize them? They have characteristics that differentiate them. The first , for example, has oval, narrow and flat leaves that grow mainly from the root. Dark green and white in colour, they can reach up to 120 cm. Also known as cat’s tongue, it is easy to care for.

The second, however, is less common and more decorative. Its leaves are fleshy, rigid and long , generally dark green in color and cylindrical in shape (hence the name). This plant has milky white flowers with pink shades and has a cluster inflorescence.

In short, as you can see, if you too were given this plant or if you bought it without knowing, you were lucky. The miraculous property it possesses is extraordinary.


Take care of it as best you can. Here are some practical tips for you to always stay healthy and vigorous . First, you need to place her in places where there is plenty of light so that she can grow strong and healthy.

The ideal temperature is between 15 and 20 degrees . Avoid exposing it in current corridors. As far as irrigation is concerned , in winter you have to water it once or twice a month . In summer only when you notice that its soil is dry.

It does not need pruning but it is necessary to remove the dry leaves to prevent the plant from getting sick . Finally, if it becomes too large, it is necessary to decant it.