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Cylindrical Snake Plant

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  • Easy Plant For Beginners
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 18-36 inches

Cylindrical Snake Plant, African Spear Plant, or Sansevieria Spear Plant are all common names of the Sansevieria cylindrica. This succulent plant is great for beginners because it will tolerate neglect and grow in just about any indoor space, no matter the light levels or humidity.  The slow-growing, upright leaves have subtle markings horizontally, which give the plant a contemporary and minimalist look. 

Best Locations For Growing Cylindrical Snake Plant

Any room in the house is perfect for Snake Plant. Humidity does not need to be high, and the light levels can vary. Make sure to keep this plant out of drafts and away from air conditioner vents. Succulents prefer an inside temperature above 68 degrees F at all times. Cylindrical Snake Plant is toxic and should be grown out of the reach of children and pets.

Cylindrical Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements

Snake Plant famously can be grown in the lowest light available, which makes them suitable for growing in apartments or dorms where light levels may be less than ideal for any other houseplant. Cylindrical Snake Plant makes a great patio or deck plant during the summer and needs protection from full sun from midday on. Full sun outdoors will bleach and burn the leaves.

Cylindrical Snake Plant Care

Use potting soil that is peat free and free draining to plant Snake Plant. Adding perlite and sharp sand to indoor potting soil is ideal. Cylindrical Snake Plant does not mind being mildly pot-bound and does not require repotting more than every 3-4 years. The vertical leaves can become top heavy over time. Make sure to pot this plant in a heavy container that will not tip over. Propagating Snake Plant is easily done from leaf cuttings or offshoots that will form once the plant matures. Pruning off dead or dying leaves can be done at any time and is the only required maintenance.

Watering Cylindrical Snake Plant

Snake Plant is a succulent that needs to dry out completely in between waterings. The fleshy leaves hold moisture and help this plant to tolerate drought. Water Cylindrica more frequently during active growth than during the winter when Snake Plant slows down. Water every one to two weeks during the summer, and leave Snake Plant to dry for a month or more during the winter.

Feeding Cylindrical Snake Plant

Fertilizing is not generally required. Snake Plant will happily survive on lean, well-draining soil year-round.

Sansevieria Cylindrica Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 18-36 inches
Mature Spread: 1.5-2 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Dark Gray-Green Round Foliage
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Cylindrical Snake Plant
Other Name(s): African Spear Plant
Scientific Name: Sansevieria cylindrica
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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