Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Diamond’
Snake plant 'Black Diamond'
The Snake Plant is one of the most popular houseplants out there and this is proven by the myriad of varieties that come onto market every year.
The Black Diamond Snake Plant is a compact variety with dark glossy leaves, the perfect plant for a shaded corner. They thrive on neglect and will require minimal watering. A great start for a new houseplant parent.
Native to tropical West Africa, this succulent has become an incredibly popular choice of houseplants for its sleek, modern appearance and easy to care for nature.
Unlike many succulents which have adapted to arid environments by staying short and wide, the foliage of Sansevieria grows remarkably upright. Each of these vertical shoots of foliage are said to resemble the figure of a snake, hence the common name ‘Snake Plant’.
The darker bands of variegation on its thick, fleshy leaves are what give it the name ‘trifasciata’, which in Latin means “marked with three bands”. The Snake plant ‘Black Diamond’ has a dark green leaf bordered with a subtle yellow edge.
Care & Size Guidance
Snake Plants are a brilliant choice for both new and seasoned plant owners alike, providing impressive towering vertical forms whilst being one of the easiest plants to look after.
Though it tolerates shade, the colour is at its ghostly best in well lit environments. Nonetheless, it is a slow growing plant in any lighting conditions.
Water when the soil has dried out several centimetres, allowing it to dry out further in winter months, never left sitting in moisture.