If you’re looking for a hardy, low-maintenance plant to add to your indoor jungle, a snake plant is a great option. But where did this popular houseplant come from?

In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of snake plants from their origins in Africa to their current status as trendy houseplants. We’ll also discuss some of the benefits of owning a snake plant, including their ability to purify indoor air and their resilience to neglect.

The History Of The Snake Plant

The snake plant, also known as the mother-in-law's tongue, is a popular houseplant that is easy to care for and is known for its ability to purify the air. But where did this plant come from? Let's take a look at the history of the snake plant.

The snake plant is native to Africa, specifically to the countries of Nigeria and Congo. It was first discovered by a German botanist named Peter Simon Pallas in 1784. The plant gets its common name, mother-in-law's tongue, from its sharp, tongue-like leaves.

The snake plant was introduced to Europe in the 1800s and quickly became a popular houseplant. It was brought to the United States in the early 1900s and has been a popular houseplant ever since.