2' tall Snake Plant (Sansevieria Zeylanica Green), 10"
The snake plant is named after the Prince of Sanseviero born in Naples in 1710. Also known as "mother-in-law's tongue", the snake plants like to be watered seldomly, every 2-3 weeks. This mother-in-law can withstand pretty much anything, from shade to sun.
The Sansevieria is an ideal plant for indoor spaces because it is a superb air purifier. Studies, including those performed by NASA, have consistently shown the plant to remove toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides—which means that industries and workspaces such as automotive plants and shops, aircraft plants, plywood, carpeting, paint makers and sellers, printing, and offices, where these chemicals abound in the products produced and used, would greatly benefit by keeping several Sansevieria around. NASA, whose study purposed to determine how to clean the air in space stations, recommends at least 15 to 18 medium-to-large size plants for a 1,800 square-foot home.