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 Know 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 Know As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

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

#3 Pot

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

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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