Mother-In-Law's Tongue Overview
Dracaena zeylanica is a succulent, evergreen perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. It was previously well known as Sansevieria zeylanica and is often still sold as such. This plant is often compared to the similar-looking Dracaena trifasciata, which is much easier to find. This plant produces smaller leaves which curve backwards, with a very similar pattern to the common Dracaena trifasciata. Its attractive patterned leaves don't flop or spread, so it's great for tight spaces or where you want something upright. It is commonly known by the name Mother-in-Law's Tongue due to the sharpness of the leaves. It thrives on neglect and is drought-tolerant, disliking excessive watering, drench once a week and allow to dry out between waterings. Short spikes of small fragrant tubular greenish-white flowers can appear in spring or summer.