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Coarse monocot herb; stem a creeping rhizome bearing leaf clusters at the tip; leaves alternate, simple, elongate, margin entire, apex acute, texture both leathery and succulent.
Sansevieria species are native to Africa. They are widely cultivated throughout the tropics and frequently grown as houseplants in cool climates. The leaves are a source of fiber.