Sansevieria cylindrica

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 Sansevieria cylindrica subsp. var.  Cylinder snake plant
Spear Sansevieria.jpg
Habit: cacti-succulent
Height: to
Width: to
16in 5ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: part-sun
Water: moderate, dry
Features: flowers, foliage, houseplant
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USDA Zones: 10 to 11
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Flower features: white
Dracaenaceae > Sansevieria cylindrica var. , Bojer

Sansevieria cylindrica, also known as the Cylindrical Snake Plant, African Spear or Spear Sansevieria,[1] is a succulent plant native to Angola.

S. cylindrica has striped, round leaves that are smooth and a green-gray color. A single leaf is about 3 cm in 0 thick and grows to a height between 1 m ft 0 and 2 m ft 0.[1] The Spear Sansevieria grows fan-shaped, with its stiff leaves growing from a basal rosette. The species is interesting in having rounded instead of strap-shaped leaves caused by a failure to express genes which would cause the cylindrical bud to differentiate dorsoventrally or produce a distinctive and familiar top and bottom surface to the leaf blade.[1][2] The plant blooms once a year in the spring or mid-summer,[3] producing 3 cm in 0 greenish-white tubular flowers tinged with pink.[2] The species is drought-tolerant and in captivity needs water only about once every other week during the breeding season.[2] The species was described by Wenceslas Bojer in 1837. Sansevieria cylindrica received its name from a competition in a Dutch national newspaper.[1] It is popular as an ornamental plant[1] as it is easy to culture and take care of in a home.[2]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sansevieria cylindrica, Bojer. Lvs. often 3-4 ft. long, 8-10 in a tuft, terete, solid within, dark green, often banded with paler lines, acuminate, occasionally furrowed: scape with infl. shorter than the lvs.: raceme about 1 ft. long; fls. creamy white, tinged with pink. Trop. Afr.

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