Common Name:Â Viperâ€™s bowstring hemp
Botanical Name:Â Sansevieria 'Black Gold Superba'
Other names:Â Snake Plant â€“ Black Gold
Origin:Â West Africa
What's special?ï»¿If you are a first-time plant parent â€“ then you search ends here. You can place this plant anywhere in your room and can wander for days without thinking about its care. Besides beautification, this plant will suck airborne pollutants from its surrounding and will provide you with clean air, day & night. This Black & Gold snake plant hardly requires any attention. It will stay afresh and uptight unless you expose the plant to direct sunlight or over-water it. You donâ€™t need to think twice before bringing it home. The modelled sword-like blackish-green leaves with golden borders can make any place look exotic and friendly.
Growth Habits:Â Between 3 to 6 feet tall
Soil Requirement:Â Sandy soil having low peat content
Watering Schedule:Â Once in two weeks or when the soil turns dry
Light condition:Â Indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature:Â Anywhere between 18 - 25 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions:Â These plants can be easily repotted whenever required. Alternatively, new shoots, which emerge from the soil as spikes, can be taken and potted independently.
Suitable Locations:Â Any indoor place, like room corners, balcony, windows, wherever you can find indirect sunlight.
Caring Tips:â€¢ Always use well-draining soil, wet soil can cause serious trouble to this plant. â€¢ Stay a little careful if you have pets and/or children around as snake plants are poisonous if ingested. â€¢ Water only when the soil is dry. Do no put or sprinkle water on leaves of this plant as it may cause damage. â€¢ As the plant grows, bottom leaves will sometimes dry up. This is normal and dried up leaves should be removed. â€¢ Avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves, but also avoid dark corners or areas as this might impede growth.