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Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Black Coral Snake Plant'


The Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Black Coral' is a Snake Plant known for its thick, predominantly dark green leaves that are streaked with light green markings. The darkest sections can appear almost black and the contrast with the lighter portions give it a dramatic underwater look. This house plant classic is easy to care for and is a great option if you are new to owning plants, travel often or if you need something low-maintenance for your office!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata
  • Pronunciation: san-suh-veer-ee-uh
  • Common Name: Black Snake Plant'
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Native Range: Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Can tolerate any lighting conditions but prefers indirect light. In low light conditions, the leaves may turn a darker green color but will still retain its silvery sheen.
  • Water: Allow soil to completely dry out before watering. Plant is drought-tolerant. 
  • Humidity: Medium 
  • Temperature: 55-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with a general-purpose plant food twice a year in spring and summer. 
  • Propagation: Easily propagated through division
  • Growth: Can grow up to 2’ feet tall
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

As this is a desert plant, it will grow fastest and be happiest in the brightest light possible, but it is extremely shade tolerant. This plant can also go a reasonably long time without water (sometimes over a month!) and the number one cause of their death is overwatering, so be cautious and you should be fine