How To Get Rid Of Snake Plants – Is Mother-In-Law Tongue Plant Invasive

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder, and the (usually) popular snake plant, (Sansevieria), also known as mother-in-law tongue, is a perfect example. Read on and learn how to cope when this distinctive plant outgrows its boundaries. Sansevieria (Mother-in-Law Tongue) – Weeds or Wonders? Is mother-in-law tongue plant invasive? The answer is that it depends on the variety. There are many different types of Sansevieria and most, including the popular Sansevieria trifasciata, are perfectly well behaved and make hardy, attractive indoor plants. However, University of Florida IFAS Extension reports that Sansevieria hyacinthoides has escaped cultivation and has become a nuisance in south Florida – primarily coastal areas in USDA zone 10 and above. The plant is native to tropical Africa and was introduced to the United States as an ornamental. It has been a problem since the early 1950s

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