Sansevierias are commonly known as "Mother-In-Law's Tongue" and "Snake Plant". They have long blades for leaves, some of which are patterned like a snake with stripes, colored edges, and bands of colors in shades of green, grey, silver, yellow, black and white. Surprisingly closely related to Dracaenas, they are similar in the sense that their flowers are rarely seen. Originally from Madagascar, they have become prized in Asian countries, where they are placed by the front doors of houses to bring in blessings and good fortune. One of the most hardy and easy-to-grow houseplants, they will thrive in the darkest corner to a brightly lit window with even some morning and late afternoon direct sunlight.