Also known as bowstring hemp or snake plant, this genus of succulent herbaceous perennials, comprising about 54 taxa in the lily family, is native to Africa and India.

The Sansevieria Garden is planted around the molasses cistern of the 19th century sugar factory. The molasses cistern has been converted to a fountain and pool.

The dry-growing conditions on St. Croix provide an excellent habitat for this genus and the garden collection contains arborescent, fan-shaped, and cylindrical forms grown in proximity to illustrate the diversity of this group.