Do You Know What Kind Of Plant This Is?

Kind of plant,
@velvet53 (16504)
Palisade, Colorado
July 30, 2017 8:01pm CST
I got this plant about a year ago and I still don't know what kind it is. It has long pointed spears that hurts if you get poked by them. I keep forgetting to look it up so I thought I would see if anyone knows what it is.
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• United States
31 Jul
Yes what Andria said Velvet. I too had one of those years ago.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
What name should I give it? Both of my MIL's were pretty cool. HaHa
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• United States
31 Jul
@velvet53 How about one of their names then?
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
@TiarasOceanView Helen it is then cause she did have a sharp tongue at times. Not very often but just once in awhile she did.
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@allknowing (65043)
• India
31 Jul
We have quite of them in our garden. They get suckers and multiply. Some call it mother in law's tongue, snake plant but its botanical name is sansevieria
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
It is a neat plant but I don't like getting poked by it. So they grow outside all year round where you are?
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@allknowing (65043)
• India
31 Jul
@velvet53 It grows in my garden all over the place but I have kept them there as they improve the air around. You can keep it indoors as it is an air purifier
Sansevieria is one of the best plants for clean indoor air. Easy to care for, the plant is perfect for people with allergies.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
31 Jul
Thanks for the info @allknowing
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@dollaboy (6232)
31 Jul
Nope no idea but it's looking good, Velvet
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
Thanks Dollar Boy. I hope it stays looking like that but grows bigger too.
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@dollaboy (6232)
31 Jul
@velvet53 thanks, take care, Velvet
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@LadyDuck (157034)
• Switzerland
31 Jul
To me it looks like a Sanseveria, we also call them "mother's in law tongue", as Andria says.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
Yes, that is what it is. I had never seen one like it before. It is pretty cool.
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@LadyDuck (157034)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@velvet53 There are several varieties of this same plant, they are kept inside the houses because they are capable of purifying the air.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
@LadyDuck That is interesting to know. Maybe I need to get more of them.
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Jul
I am sure someone has already answered your question, Velvet, but just in case, that appears to be a Snake plant or Mother-in-Law's Tongue. (I have two varieties of that plant growing in my house.) Were you aware that there can be some big differences in plants with the same name? (One of mine is about 5 feet tall. The other is less than 1 foot tall. Both have similar striping and coloring.) One of my friends owns a Snake Plant that only grows to 4 inches tall. It's a really dark green plant and the stripes up the leaves are almost invisible. When I was growing up my mom had a Snake Plant that had leaves almost 4 inches across. The leaves were about 1 1/2 feet tall. The coloring was a very pale green with a dark yellow stripe. (I have no idea which one of my siblings claimed it when mom passed away.)
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
I have had the ones that has wider leaves but never one like this. It is cool though. I also have one of the tiny ones. It may be 4 inches tall now and I have had it for a few years now.
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Aug
@velvet53 It has been many years since I saw one of the tiny Snake Plants. (My mom passed away in 2002.) Whichever one of my siblings claimed mom's plants probably still has it. There weren't any of mom's plants that seemed important enough to me to fight my sibling for them. If I REALLY wanted plants like hers I could always buy them. (Most of my siblings consider purchasing plants a waste of money, but I don't!) If you were not aware of it, I LOVE plants! I have gobs of indoor plants and a yard full of specimen plantings. I even have some that are not supposed to be able to survive in the Ozarks, but they are doing beautifully! I can't remember whether you found the discussion I wrote last year that was about my outside plants or not. Do you remember it? (If not, that is okay. I was just curious.)
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
@DaddyEvil I love plant too and was given two more this morning. I don't really have room for anymore but I won't pass them up. I was given a huge peace lily that is in bad shape. They had it outside and the heat did a number on it. I will try to get a picture of my little snake plant and post it. It is so cute. I will head over and start viewing more of your posts. I don't think I caught the one of your outside plants.
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@Yadah04 (3024)
• Philippines
1 Aug
I do not know what it is and have not seen one actually. Just becareful wih those spikes.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
They are kind of sharp.
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@Yadah04 (3024)
• Philippines
3 Aug
@velvet53 yeah looks like, it is a no-no plant for a house with kids. Too dangerous.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
3 Aug
@Yadah04 I have mine up high so the kids can't get to them.
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@Kandae11 (36879)
31 Jul
I have no idea what plant it is.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
I found out it is a mother in laws tongue. It is different from the ones I used to have.
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@Kandae11 (36879)
31 Jul
@velvet53 A sharp tongue indeed.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
@Kandae11 Oh yes!
@Tampa_girl7 (25677)
• United States
31 Jul
I've never seen one before.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
I had never seen one like it before.It is a mother in laws tongue or as some people call them, a snake plant. All the plants that I had that was called that had flat leaves. I sure learned something new tonight.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25677)
• United States
31 Jul
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@DianneN (77984)
• United States
31 Jul
I had no idea until I read some of the comments.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
Me either but I will always remember it.
@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
31 Jul
I have never seen this plant before. Thanks for sharing
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Aug
I hadn't seen one like this until I bought it at a yard sale.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
31 Jul
I did not see such plant here. The suggested name sounds good though...lol..
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
It does fit the plant. The end is sharp just as some tongues can be.
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@jstory07 (66979)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jul
I do not know one plant from another.
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@velvet53 (16504)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul
I used to be that way until I really got into plants.