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.

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Origin: West Africa, cultivar of horticultural origin
Genus: Sansevieria
Species / Cultivar: trifasciata 'Black Diamond'
Common Name: Snake plant 'Black Diamond'
Synonym: Dracaena trifasciata

Plant Biography

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.

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Diamond'
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: > 7°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Slow
Expect to see quite small amounts of growth over the years.
Final Size: Small
Will stay small enough for a desk or shelf.
Water Requirement: Minimal Watering
In summer water sparingly when soil has dried out significantly. Little to no water in winter.
Humidity: Low
Suited to fairly dry air, typically because it evolved in an arid climate.
Maintenance: Low
Requires no attention beyond correct position and watering. An ideal starter plant!
Care & Size Guidance

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.

Expert Tip

Snake Plants thrive on neglect, just make sure not to overwater it! Otherwise, it can survive in most lighting conditions and can survive without watering for prolonged periods of time.
Choosing the right pot for your plant

Choosing the right pot for your plant

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