Sansevieria, which is native to Africa, is commonly called the snake plant, because of the shape of its leaves, or mother-in-law's tongue because of their sharpness. It forms dense stands, spreading by way of its creeping roots. Its stiff sword-shaped leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. The Sanseveria 'Mini Boncel', or the Starfish, has unique leaves that have round, stout and open out like a fan. The Mini Boncel is the dwarf cultivar of the larger leaved Boncel and extremely slow growing and rare.It is grown for the hemp-like fiber in the leaves, which is called bowstring hemp. They are an attractive plant for pot culture and are very durable to a wide range of condition. The grow small greenish-white flowers on spikes but are attractive due to their foliage.They tolerate low light conditions and are very drought tolerant. They are propagated by division of roots at anytime of the year.