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Why every home should have snake

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The botanical name of the snake plant is Sansevieria Trifasciata, native to Asia and Africa. The plant has distinct sword-like leaves that grow upright, having an uncanny resemblance to artificial foliage. Snake plants are easy to care for and maintain; hence are greatly found in closed spaces like homes and offices.

The leaves of the snake plants are poisonous that causes swelling and numbness on the tongue if eaten in large doses. It is advisable to keep the snake plant out of reach of children and

1  Air-Purifiers:
Snake plants are NASA recommended air-purifiers, one of the best. They clean the air from toxic substances, particularly benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and trichloroethylene. While cleaning the air, it also provides high levels of humidity and oxygen to the room. These properties of snake plants keep the surroundings clean and fresh

2 Home Decor:
There are ways to decorate your home with plants, but with snake plants, there are so many. The architectural and tall shaped leaves of the snake plant make it perfect for corners of the home and office. There are various kinds of snake plants; smaller ones like cylindrical or bird’s nests are appropriate for an office desk or darker areas of the house.

3. Drought Tolerant:
Snake plants require very less water. Overwatering is the major cause of its death. It is a high drought-resilient plant, even in summers. Snake plants are ideal to have, even if you are facing scarcity of water or in offices where regular watering can be difficult.

4 Health benefits**: Apart from purifying the air, snake plants also have health benefits. They release oxygen at night, making them suitable for bedrooms where they can improve sleep quality by enhancing air quality. Additionally, some studies suggest that indoor plants like the snake plant can reduce stress and increase productivity

5 Effective for Allergies:
Snake plants absorb carbon dioxide and toxin particles from the air while releasing oxygen into the air. When you breathe fresh air, there are fewer chances of developing allergies and airborne diseases. Thus snake plant naturally decreases the onset of allergies.

6 Symbolic of Good Virtues:
It is believed that the first snake plant was cultivated in China and was greatly treasured by the nurturers for its symbolism. The one who cares for the plant is granted eight virtues of longevity, prosperity, intelligence, beauty, art, health and strength.

7 Pet-friendly –  Snake plants are non-toxic to pets, making them safe to have around if you have cats or dogs. However, ingesting large quantities of any plant material can still cause gastrointestinal upset in pets, so it’s essential to monitor them around any houseplants.

8 Anti-Cancer plant:
As you have come to know that snake plants clean the environments of cancer-causing agents like toluene, xylene, benzene, formaldehyde make it an effective anti-cancer plant.

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