The mother in laws tongue has large, upright leaves with a yellow margin. When the plant is mature, white flowers can bloom. The mother in laws tongue is an easy plant to maintain, it can only die from over-watering. In 2009 it was proclaimed as the best student's plant. Only water the plant when the soil is dry. Besides, this plant has no requirements when it comes to standing. You can place the plant in the shade as well as in a room with light.