Also known as mother in law's tongue, these upright broad-leafed plants are a popular option for lowlight areas! They can withstand basement quality light with no issues, and are also the top air purifying plant according to a NASA study. The infrequent watering schedule also makes it a good option for busy folks and frequent travelers! Snake Plants
are well known as one of if not the most low-light tolerant
and drought tolerant
of houseplants. When in low light situations they like a light watering
when the soil is completely dry, often every 2-4 weeks. Very often they can actually tolerate very high indirect light
and even some direct sun
, but in these situations they will require much more water. They enjoy being pot-bound and often look best in a tight pot, which accentuates the verticality and architectural look of their sword-like leaves. Snake Plants are also commonly known as Sansevieria, the genus they occupied before being reclassified as part of the Dracaena genus.