A beautiful name for a magnificant plant. Sansevieris (also known as snake tongue, devil's tongue or mother in law's tongue - Polish name) from Africa (also found in Asia and Madagaskar).
Just like Spathiphyllum this plant purifiers the air and is generally beneficial in the house. Just be careful if you have kids. The leaves are poisonous and children should not touch them.
The plant doen't need much water or sun - again perfect for those who forget to water ;)