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A picture of a Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon

Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon

Dracaena trifasciata 'Black Dragon'

Also known as

Snake Plant Black Dragon, Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Dragon'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon

A close up of some leaves on a Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Dragon'
A pot of Snake Plant Black Dragon

Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon Overview

Dracaena trifasciata 'Black Dragon' is a succulent, evergreen perennial cultivar in the Asparagaceae family. It was previously well known as Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Dragon' and is often still sold as such. It has a dwarfed habit, growing to under 30cm in height. Dark green leaves grow in rosettes. Flowers may appear in summer or autumn, they are rarely seen in cultivation, but when they appear, they are green-white in colour and sweetly scented. This plant is also known by the names Snake Plant Black Dragon and Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon. Snake Plants are probably the toughest and most tolerant houseplant you can find, it's virtually indestructible and a great choice for the beginner gardener. This plant thrives on neglect and is drought resistant. Its attractive, stiff leaves don't flop or spread so it's great for tight spaces, or where you want something upright.

How to propagate Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon

Cuttings

Division

Special features of Mother-in-Law's Tongue Black Dragon

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers