Sansevieria Black Coral Shrub

Sansevieria Black Coral Shrub

  • Low maintenance

  • Grows well indoors
  • Unique variegated foliage

Sale price $24.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 1-2 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Unusual, Dark Foliage that's So Easy to Grow!

Want to add something unique to your indoor houseplant collection? The Sansevieria Black Coral Shrub is the right plant for you!

One of the easiest house plants to grow, the Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Black Coral’ is a different colored variety of the Variegated Snake Plant. Snake plants thrive on neglect so even the blackest of thumbs can keep this indoor plant alive and thriving!

The long, slender leaves of the Sansevieria Black Coral are what makes them unique and give the plant the nickname of Mother in Laws Tongue. The zebra like stripes are dark green and black in color and have a gray green wavy appearance. The lower the light, the darker the black colored stripes appear.

There are many Black Coral Snake Plant benefits! Snake plants are known for their air purifying qualities; they produce oxygen to clean the air while reducing air pollutants. It is the perfect house plant to have in your home, office, bedroom, bathroom, or sunroom. You can even plant Black Coral plants outdoors in the proper growing zones!


Care of a snake plant is easy! They can tolerate a variety of light conditions including bright light or low light but they thrive in part sun to partial shade in bright indirect light. Full sun may scorch the sword shaped leaves and cause leaf burn.

Sansevieria soil should be very well draining. Avoid wet soil as this can cause root rot. Make sure to choose a container with a drainage hole and do not overwater. A regular potting soil such as our Organic Potting Mix would be the best.

The Black Coral Snake Plant's mature size is up to 1-2 feet tall and up to 1 foot wide at full maturity. They will grow to their container’s size and will eventually need to be repotted. We recommend repotting every 2-3 years as needed. Fertilizing snake plants is not necessary but will help the plant growth during the active growing season.

Snake plants are grown as indoor houseplants in temperate climates. They can be grown outdoors in USDA growing zones 9-11 where the weather is warm all year long. Water the air purifying plant whenever the soil feels dry to touch, usually about once a week. They are drought tolerant so be sure to check the soil’s moisture levels before watering.

Shop the Black Coral Snake Plant for sale.

Check out our Indoor Plant Care Guide and How to Repot a Snake Plant for more information.

*Disclaimer: Sansevieria is toxic to cats, dogs, and humans if ingested and may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Shipping information

Once your Sansevieria Black Coral Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Coral'

Partial Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color Green, Black

Mature Width
1-2 ft

Mature Height
1-3 ft

Growing Zones 9, 10, 11, All Zones

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