Plant Care African Spear Plant
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African Spear Plant

Also known as

Cylindrical Snake Plant

Taxonomy

Sansevieria cylindrica
Sansevieria
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for African Spear Plant

Water

How often to water your African Spear Plant

Water needs for African Spear Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

African Spear Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of African Spear Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for African Spear Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Spear Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

African Spear Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive đź’Ş.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize African Spear Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for African Spear Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your African Spear Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for African Spear Plant

African Spear Plant

African Spear Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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