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Black Coral Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Coral'
Black Coral Snake Plant has all the easy care features of regular Sansevieria trifasciata, needing only occasional water and adapting to a wide range of light levels. Its distinction is the narrower leaves, darker in color with a bit less of the pale grey-green banding. It can appear almost black in strong light.
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Quick Facts

  • Iconic upright foliage
  • Tolerates low light
  • Great starter houseplant

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Black Coral Snake Plant has all the easy care features of regular Sansevieria trifasciata, needing only occasional water and adapting to a wide range of light levels. Its distinction is the narrower leaves, darker in color with a bit less of the pale grey-green banding. It can appear almost black in strong light.

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About This Plant

Type

Houseplants

Plant Safety

This plant is considered mildly toxic to house pets, and will cause temporary illness if ingested. Take care to ensure pets don't chew or eat it. More information here.

Air Purifying

Yes

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 48 inches

Mature Width

Up to 24 inches

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Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
For plants that have filled their current containers, select a container one inch wider than the container your plant is currently growing in. For plants in 8-inch containers or larger, you can select a new container 2-3 inches larger. Plants that haven't filled out the soil in their current pots don't need a larger container, but can be repotted into a container of the same size or slipped into a cache pot to hide the plastic nursery container. Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care Description
A sansevieria can be placed anywhere in a room from the darkest corner to the brightest window. The better the light, the faster a sansevieria grows. Over-watering is the main reason sansevieria plants die. Allow the soil to dry out before watering. During the winter, in a low light area, a sansevieria plant may need water only once a month. Feed a Sansevieria monthly when the plant is actively growing with a Cactus plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never use a fertilizer that contains nitrates.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Plant in a good, rich, organic soil that drains quickly. If the soil in the pot isn't draining well, add some sand.

Humidity

Low

Temperature

Sansevierias grow well in temperatures between 60°F (15.5°C) and 85° F (29°C)

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Sansevierias are famous for tolerating low light spots that other plants can't handle. In brighter light, they'll grow faster and have deeper colors.

Water Needs

During the winter, in a low light area, a sansevieria plant may need water only once a month.

Disease and Pests

Root rot, caused by over watering, is the main problem.

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