Origins: Tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo
Fun Facts: Chinese folklore ...
Chinese folklore taught that eight virtues would be gifted to the home with this plant: success, beauty, long life, knowledge, well-being, creativity, fervor, and poetry. To enable these virtues, these plants were placed at the door for the daily flow of this blessing. The fibers in the snake plant's leaves used to be used to produce bowstrings for musical instruments, but their tensile strength is inferior to other natural materials.