Snake plant (sansevieria zeylanica)
The snake plant is charcterised by its upright, sword like leaves. There a number of different snake plants, and the zeylanica has distinct foliage with dark green variagation. The snake plant is unique as it converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at night, making it perfect for a bedroom environment.
The snake plant is perfect for plant newbies, as it is tolerant of almost any conditions. While like most plants, it prefers a bright room, it will be happy anywhere that has at least some natural light. It requires little watering, and should only be given water once the soil has dried out completely (every few weeks, and less in winter).
Plant height: 35cm
Pot height: 9cm