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n. - Grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber.

Usage examples (8)
  • • Backdrop low, bushy plants like kalanchoe or Chinese evergreen against tall, spiky plants like dieffenbachia or sansevieria.
  • sansevieria or snake plantThe toughest of the tough guys, sansevieria is a snakeskin-patterned succulent, with upright, sword-shaped leaves.
  • Actually in the agave family, there are many varieties of sansevieria that are exceptionally tough.
  • "Some other common indoor plants like African violet, jade plant and sansevieria are not poisonous but could cause stomach upset if swallowed." for more
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