Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon


Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon is a variety of snake plant native to Africa that is almost indestructible because it survives in low light and is drought tolerant.

The snake plant is an easy plant that makes it ideal for beginners. Sansevieria Black Dragon is a rare variety with thick, non-dark, dark green leaves and compact shape.

Snake plants have become popular because it is an air purifying plant that filters toxins and they are highly recommended for improving air quality in both rooms, offices and living rooms.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon is commonly known as sansevieria black dragon, snake plant black dragon, mother's tongue, african spear, magic sword.



Easy plant ideal for beginners


Survives in low light


Drought-tolerant plant, so you can forget to water it

Leaf size

It has big leaves.

Leaf color

Its leaves have only 1 color

Maximum height

Considered a small plant. It can grow up to ~7.9 inches.


Highly recommended for bedroom, and the living room


This plant is toxic if ingested

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Sansevieria Black Dragon care

How much light does a Sansevieria Black Dragon need?

Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon survives in low light but its growth will be almost non-existent.

On the other hand, snake plants can also grow in direct sunlight, which makes it a plant that adapts to any house.

How to water a Sansevieria Black Dragon?

Sansevieria is a drought-tolerant plant, so it doesn't need so much water to grow happily. If you doubt about watering it or not, you better don't do it because Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon is sensible to over-watering which will produce roots rot.

It’s best to let the soil of your Sansevieria Black Dragon dry out almost all the way to the bottom of the pot before watering thoroughly.

What's the ideal humidity for a Sansevieria Black Dragon?

Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon grows well in average humidity but loves a slightly humid environment.

How to fertilize a Sansevieria Black Dragon?

Snake Plants don't need fertilization, but if you want to, do it twice a year with slow fertilizer.

Sansevieria Black Dragon care tips

  • Place your Sansevieria in your living room or bedrooms because it removes air toxins.

  • Sansevierias are mildly toxic if ingested, so put it away from cats, dogs, and children.

  • If the leaves are drooping it's because you're over-watering it, let it dry for a while and it will recover.

  • Raise your Snake Plant to know if you should water it or not. If it's heavy, you definitely shouldn't do it.

  • Use a pot that has good drainage, such as a terracotta pot or one made with some porous material.

  • Use well-draining soil and don't use universal soil only because it tends to become soggy.

Video tutorials of snake plant care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

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