Sansevieria cylindrica

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scietific Name: Sansevieria cylindrica

Common Names: African Spear, Cylindrical Snake Plant

Overview: Sansevieria cylindrica is an attractive succulent plant native to Angola. It stands out with its cylindrical, pointed leaves that can grow up to several feet in length. The leaves are deep green with faintly marked horizontal bands and usually appear in pairs from the base. Sansevieria cylindrica is admired for its architectural quality, low maintenance, and hardiness. It thrives in a variety of light conditions, from low light to bright, indirect light, but prefers well-drained soil and infrequent watering, typical of many succulents. It’s also known for its air-purifying qualities, making it a popular choice for indoor gardening. This unique plant can be a statement piece in containers, rock gardens, or as a standalone specimen.

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Add this Unique Snake Plant to your Collection

Sansevieria cylindrica, commonly known as the Cylindrical Snake Plant or African Spear, is a distinct member of the Sansevieria family native to Angola in Southern Africa. Its standout feature is the smooth, cylindrical, and vertically growing leaves that can reach impressive lengths, making it a striking departure from the typical flat-leafed snake plants.

Each deep green leaf is rod-like, tapering to a pointed end, resembling spears or tall spikes. Some enthusiasts even artistically braid or twist these cylindrical leaves for an added touch of ornamental flair. The robust pattern on the surface, marked by faint, dark green bands, further accentuates its architectural appeal.

Like its Sansevieria relatives, the Cylindrical Snake Plant is celebrated for its hardy nature. It thrives in a variety of light conditions and is notably drought-tolerant, requiring infrequent watering. This resilience, combined with its unique appearance, makes it a popular choice among plant lovers.

Its origins in the arid regions of Angola have equipped Sansevieria cylindrica with the ability to store water in its thick leaves, ensuring its survival during prolonged dry spells. Whether you’re a seasoned plant collector or a beginner, this plant offers both visual appeal and ease of care.

Caring for your Snake Plant

Snake plants, or Sansevieria, are among the most resilient and easy-to-care-for houseplants available. Named for the unique, scale-like pattern on their leaves and the upright growth habit that resembles snakes ready to strike, these plants are incredibly tolerant of a wide range of conditions. They can survive low light levels, drought, and have few pest issues.


First and foremost, lighting is crucial for your snake plant’s health. While snake plants are often touted for their ability to survive in low-light conditions, this doesn’t mean they prefer it. In fact, they thrive in indirect, bright light. Direct sunlight may lead to scorching, so if you have a particularly sunny spot, consider filtering the light or moving your snake plant a little further from the window. However, they will tolerate lower light conditions better than many other houseplants.


Snake plants are succulent-like in their watering needs, meaning they’re adapted to environments where water is scarce. They have thick, waxy leaves which store water, and as such, overwatering can be more detrimental than underwatering. Let the soil dry out completely before watering your plant thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Overwatering can cause root rot, a serious issue that can lead to the death of your plant.

In winter, snake plants enter a dormancy period and need even less water. Cut back your watering schedule during the colder months and only water when the plant’s soil is completely dry.


Native to West Africa, snake plants prefer warm conditions and will tolerate dry air. However, they’re hardy enough to withstand cooler temperatures, making them versatile for different indoor conditions. Aim to keep the temperature around your snake plant between 70-90°F (21-32°C).


Although snake plants can handle dry environments, they also thrive in more humid conditions. If you live in a particularly dry area, you may want to increase the humidity around your snake plant. This can be done by using a pebble tray filled with water or a room humidifier.


Snake plants prefer a well-draining soil mix, similar to what you would use for cacti or succulents. A good mix could be one part perlite or sand, one part garden soil, and one part peat. The key is to ensure that the roots are not left in standing water.


During the growing season (spring and summer), a monthly dose of a balanced houseplant fertilizer can help support growth. However, this is not strictly necessary, and you should avoid fertilizing altogether in winter.


Snake plants are slow growers and generally don’t need to be repotted often, perhaps only once every 2-3 years. When the roots begin to coil around the pot’s inside or grow out from the bottom, it’s a sign that the plant needs a larger home.

Choose a pot that’s only slightly larger than the current one—too large a pot can lead to overwatering issues. Always use a pot with a drainage hole, as this will help prevent water from sitting in the bottom and causing root rot.


Snake plants are easy to propagate, which is great news if you want to increase your plant collection or share with friends. You can propagate through leaf cuttings or division.

For leaf cuttings, cut a leaf into 2-3 inch sections, let them callous over for a day or two, then plant them cut-side-down in a fresh potting mix. Keep the soil slightly moist until roots form.

13 reviews for Sansevieria cylindrica

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Perfect condition

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Just got it and it’s a beauty! Will look and grow great, I can tell.

  3. DRUCILLA RAMOS (verified owner)

    Plants arrived healthy it’s really beautiful can’t wait to pot it up

  4. Sharon (verified owner)

    The arrived healthy and beautiful – not damaged. I’m very happy with my new baby.

  5. Marcos A. (verified owner)

  6. Rebecca (verified owner)

    Love it

  7. Berlinda D. (verified owner)

    Came in great shape. Very healthy.

  8. Latanya Bartholomew (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plant with new pups emerging.

  9. DeLynn (verified owner)

    Not quite as full as picture looks…but it’s healthy🙂

  10. Catherine D. (verified owner)

    Nice plant smaller then I thought would be

  11. Mabel d. (verified owner)

  12. Janice (verified owner)

    The plant was very nice and healthy and taller then I expected it to be. I love it

  13. Beatrice E. (verified owner)

    The plants that were delivered were packaged GREAT!!! the plans look absolutely beautiful and healthy. They are labeled by name. I will definitely be ordering from this site again, unless they don’t support Black Lives Matter.

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