Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Gold’

(10 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Gold’

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

Overview: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Gold’, also known as the ‘Black Gold’ snake plant, is a cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata, a species native to tropical West Africa. It features tall, robust leaves that are a rich, dark green, edged with bright gold. These vertically growing leaves form a distinctive fan shape, making the ‘Black Gold’ a striking architectural plant that adds a unique visual interest to any indoor space.

This item ships in a grower pot. Click here for care instructions.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships October 6th - October 13th.
$ 31.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Strike it Big with this Snake Plant Cultivar

The ‘Black Gold’ is an incredibly durable plant, capable of withstanding a range of light conditions and irregular watering, which makes it perfect for novice gardeners. Moreover, it shares the air-purifying qualities of other Sansevieria species, renowned for its ability to filter indoor pollutants. With its dramatic color contrast and easy-care nature, ‘Black Gold’ continues to be a popular choice for enhancing indoor aesthetics while contributing to a healthier living environment.

Caring for your Snake Plant

Snake plants, or Sansevieria, are among the most resilient and easy-to-care-for houseplants available. Named for the unique, scale-like pattern on their leaves and the upright growth habit that resembles snakes ready to strike, these plants are incredibly tolerant of a wide range of conditions. They can survive low light levels, drought, and have few pest issues.


First and foremost, lighting is crucial for your snake plant’s health. While snake plants are often touted for their ability to survive in low-light conditions, this doesn’t mean they prefer it. In fact, they thrive in indirect, bright light. Direct sunlight may lead to scorching, so if you have a particularly sunny spot, consider filtering the light or moving your snake plant a little further from the window. However, they will tolerate lower light conditions better than many other houseplants.


Snake plants are succulent-like in their watering needs, meaning they’re adapted to environments where water is scarce. They have thick, waxy leaves which store water, and as such, overwatering can be more detrimental than underwatering. Let the soil dry out completely before watering your plant thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Overwatering can cause root rot, a serious issue that can lead to the death of your plant.

In winter, snake plants enter a dormancy period and need even less water. Cut back your watering schedule during the colder months and only water when the plant’s soil is completely dry.


Native to West Africa, snake plants prefer warm conditions and will tolerate dry air. However, they’re hardy enough to withstand cooler temperatures, making them versatile for different indoor conditions. Aim to keep the temperature around your snake plant between 70-90°F (21-32°C).


Although snake plants can handle dry environments, they also thrive in more humid conditions. If you live in a particularly dry area, you may want to increase the humidity around your snake plant. This can be done by using a pebble tray filled with water or a room humidifier.


Snake plants prefer a well-draining soil mix, similar to what you would use for cacti or succulents. A good mix could be one part perlite or sand, one part garden soil, and one part peat. The key is to ensure that the roots are not left in standing water.


During the growing season (spring and summer), a monthly dose of a balanced houseplant fertilizer can help support growth. However, this is not strictly necessary, and you should avoid fertilizing altogether in winter.


Snake plants are slow growers and generally don’t need to be repotted often, perhaps only once every 2-3 years. When the roots begin to coil around the pot’s inside or grow out from the bottom, it’s a sign that the plant needs a larger home.

Choose a pot that’s only slightly larger than the current one—too large a pot can lead to overwatering issues. Always use a pot with a drainage hole, as this will help prevent water from sitting in the bottom and causing root rot.


Snake plants are easy to propagate, which is great news if you want to increase your plant collection or share with friends. You can propagate through leaf cuttings or division.

For leaf cuttings, cut a leaf into 2-3 inch sections, let them callous over for a day or two, then plant them cut-side-down in a fresh potting mix. Keep the soil slightly moist until roots form.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Shade

Mature Height

12 in – 72 in


9 in – 18 in

10 reviews for Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Gold’

  1. Drucilla R. (verified owner)

    Wow very nice plant looks really healthy and nice size

  2. Wendy E. (verified owner)

    The plant was packaged very well. It arrived very healthy and looks just like the pictures on the website.

  3. Amparo C. (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy plant

  4. ALFRED RAGIN (verified owner)

    So far so good. Plants look good.

  5. Mike Reed (verified owner)


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  8. Melissa Curry (verified owner)

    Gorgeous! arrived beautifully packaged

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  11. Gracie Rowland

    just ordered 2 more sansevieria ,snake plant…just ordered 2 in the summer…its just something about the sansevieria laurentii its just gorg. or maybe i’m just addicted ..yeah that is it ,but i can’t help it…you only lives once..just order and you will see what i’m talkin bout…order now!!!!

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Why others chose the Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Gold’

I always wanted a black Gold snake plant I believe the coloring and marking are beautiful

I have wanted one for a while know

Again I’m adding to my snake plant collection love the different varieties and the forms of the snake plants .

collects toxins in air.

Low maintenance, air purifier, pretty, simple

Low maintenance, air purifier, pretty, simple