Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’

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Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’

Common Names: Black Coral Snake Plant, Black Coral Sansevieria, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Overview: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’, commonly known as snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, is a popular, low-maintenance houseplant valued for its striking appearance and resilience. This cultivar is characterized by its upright, sword-like leaves featuring dark green, almost black, horizontal bands over a lighter green background.

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The Snake Plant that is guaranteed to make a Splash

Native to West Africa, ‘Black Coral’ thrives in a variety of light conditions, from low to bright indirect light, making it an ideal choice for both homes and offices. This hardy plant prefers well-draining soil and a moderate watering schedule, allowing the soil to dry between waterings to prevent root rot.

In addition to its visual appeal, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’ is known for its air-purifying properties, effectively removing toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from indoor environments. Its low-maintenance requirements and air-cleaning abilities make this snake plant cultivar a popular choice among plant enthusiasts of all levels.

Caring for your Black Coral Snake Plant

The Black Coral Sansevieria, also known as the Snake Plant, is a popular indoor plant that is loved for its beautiful, variegated leaves and ease of care. As the name suggests, this plant belongs to the Sansevieria family and is native to West Africa. Caring for a Black Coral Sansevieria is relatively easy and straightforward. The plant requires moderate to bright light, infrequent watering, well-draining soil, and occasional fertilization. With proper care, this beautiful and low-maintenance plant can thrive for many years.

Here are some tips on caring for your Black Coral Sansevieria.


The Black Coral Sansevieria can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, from low to bright indirect light. However, it is important to note that too much direct sunlight can burn the leaves, so it is best to avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. A bright spot with some filtered light, such as near a window, is ideal.


One of the most common mistakes people make when caring for their Black Coral Sansevieria is overwatering. This plant prefers to dry out completely between waterings and can even tolerate periods of drought. As a rule of thumb, water the plant once every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) and once every four to six weeks during the dormant season (fall and winter). It is important to use well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from sitting in the soil and causing root rot.

Soil and Potting

The Black Coral Sansevieria does well in a variety of soil types, including cactus mix, succulent mix, or a combination of regular potting soil and sand. When potting your plant, be sure to choose a pot that is one size larger than the current pot and has drainage holes. The plant can become root-bound, so it may need to be repotted every two to three years.


The Black Coral Sansevieria does not require high humidity and can tolerate dry air. However, it is important to avoid placing the plant near heating or cooling vents, as these can cause fluctuations in temperature and humidity.


The Black Coral Sansevieria does not require frequent fertilization, but a light feeding during the growing season can help promote healthy growth. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer and dilute it to half the recommended strength. Fertilize the plant once every two to three months.


The Black Coral Sansevieria can be propagated by division or by leaf cuttings. To propagate by division, carefully remove the plant from its pot and separate the root ball into two or more sections, making sure each section has healthy roots and foliage. Repot each section in a separate pot and water lightly. To propagate by leaf cuttings, cut a leaf into sections and plant them in moist soil. Keep the soil moist but not wet and place the pot in a bright, warm spot. New growth should appear within a few weeks.

Pests and Diseases

The Black Coral Sansevieria is generally a hardy plant that is resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to root rot if overwatered or if planted in soil that does not drain well. Mealybugs and spider mites can also infest the plant, particularly if it is placed in a dusty or humid environment. If you notice any signs of pest infestation, such as yellowing leaves or webbing, isolate the plant and treat it with an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.



Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade

Mature Height

18 in – 48 in


3 in – 6 in

31 reviews for Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’

  1. Monique ❤️ (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy gorgeous

  2. Robert B. (verified owner)

    Came in bloom nice surprise

  3. Zekio (verified owner)

    Plants look great but they arrived a week late, you would think your shipping cost would be refunded. But overall they are perfect just allow an extra week for delivery.

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Not as big as I expected. Charged my card before I received the plant.

  5. Paula G. (verified owner)

  6. Cora R. (verified owner)

    Love my plant excellent service thank you

  7. Mary L (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in perfect condition. I am pleased. 👍🏽💚

  8. Cassandra C. (verified owner)

    Wonderful plant! Arrived in great shape

  9. Lakeia (verified owner)

    Plant arrived quickly and very beautiful, I love ordering from this company and will continue to order.❤

  10. Latanya (verified owner)

    Lovely sansevieria!! Full pot, great size.

  11. A.Michael Bruno (verified owner)

    Survived the trip ,real good condition

  12. Cora Ricks (verified owner)

    I love my plant great shipping thank you

  13. Victoria (verified owner)

    Came well packaged and safe and healthy looking!

  14. Erica (verified owner)

    Love him

  15. Anthony (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in perfect condition, and seems to be doing very well. Only plant shop I trust! Thank you very much.

  16. Shannon Emerick (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with Plantvine! They sent pics of my plants before shipping. A beautiful plant arrived well packaged with care! Shipped fast.

  17. jessica (verified owner)

    Absolutely stunning 😍

  18. Kristina (verified owner)

    My plant came so quick and was in perfect condition when it arrived. I was impressed at how carefully they were able to ship and wrap such a large plant.

  19. Sheila Newman (verified owner)

    It arrived sooner than I expected and was in perfect condition. I repotted it has taken off. The pictures don’t do it justice – it is beautiful!

  20. Elizabeth H. (verified owner)

    This is my favorite plant I have now, it’s beautiful and huge. I’m ordering another soon

  21. Paulette F. (verified owner)

    Large beautiful plant, I’m thinking about getting another one.

  22. Mabel d. (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy looking plant professionally packaged great job will return as a customer

  23. Linda M. (verified owner)

    I was surprised to see how intact the snake plant was when I un-boxed her. The size and color was true to the image. I’m in love with my new snake plant, and actually can’t wait to propagate her!

  24. Katherine B. (verified owner)

    Oh. My. Sweet. Goodness. I was NOT expecting this Sansevieria to be so HUGE! It is massive and full and lush and incredibly beautiful! I AM IN LOVE!
    Much praise for shipping as well! I hadn’t realized there was a big tropical storm raging when I ordered, so I expected a few delays once the light bulb went on above my head, but much to my surprise, there was none! COVID-19 plus a nasty storm and no delays?! WOW! I’ve never ordered plants online before, so I was skeptical how the whole shipped plants thing worked, but wow! Both plants I ordered, while hardier than some, arrived well packaged for the long voyage from Florida to outside of Chicago, IL. There was some excess dirt at the bottom of the boxes, but the plants arrived in pristine condition. Even the potting medium was still slightly moist to the touch, which meant the plants received a hearty drink before being shipped off. I couldn’t be happier!

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

  26. Anne (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant and it arrived in excellent condition.

  27. Melissa Givens (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants, wonderful shipping. Great deal. I love all my plant vine plants. I have not been disappointed ever. These snake plants look amazing. I will be back for more.

  28. Sara George (verified owner)

    I am in love with my new plant!!! Couldn’t be happier. Will definitely be ordering more.

  29. DeLynn Lasater (verified owner)

  30. Carla W. (verified owner)

    All was very well.

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Why others chose the Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’

Easy to care for

Saw and loved!!!

Wanted a tap and slim plant for a tall and slim window

Interested in a dark tall plant.

To add to my beloved Sansevieria collection

My current snake plant needs a Brother!

I love snake plants and I’d never seen one with this dark coloring