I have a snake plant inside my room that is placed on a desk. I heard that such a plant is toxic (if consumed).

So, I'm wondering if it is safe to place my cup of water beside it. The desk is rather small. Do I have to worry about any toxic chemicals emanating from it that might go inside my water?


Sansevieria is only toxic if eaten - and then you'll only get an upset stomach because it's not that poisonous. There's no danger from placing it near food or drink.


My father as a child took a chomp out of a sansevieria, he described it as just tasting painfully, eye wateringly, stinging bad, he has since survived to be a 74 year old retired botanist...

If you don't notice it altering the taste of your drink I would think that you are well below the threshold of toxicity.

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