The mother-in-law’s tongue, Sansevieria hyacinthoides, is a handsome perennial herb with robust, dark green leaves that attract game and birds. It produces scented flowers that open at night and bear orange berries. This plant has a long history of medicinal use for various ailments, such as ear infections, toothache, haemorrhoids and ulcers. It is also regarded as a protective charm in some cultures. The mother-in-law’s tongue is easy to grow, drought-resistant and suitable for large gardens, rockeries or containers. It prefers sun or partial shade and well-drained soil.
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