Plant Care Cylindrical Snake Plant
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Cylindrical Snake Plant

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Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

African spear, spear sansevieria and Brazil Saint Bárbara Sword

Taxonomy

Dracaena angolensis
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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@Lololiv
Unionville, ON
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Dennis by Lololiv on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

This is such an easy plant to have. Snake plants are so low maintenance, easy to clean leaves (also keeping pests away) and so nice to look at! They are also great to have if you are forgetful with t…

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Sar e avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Alfred by Sar e on Greg, the plant care app
03/17/2021

So easy to take care of. Hardly have to pay attention to him and he just looks fabulous all the time.

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@Angela
Chicago, IL
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Your plant by Angela on Greg, the plant care app
03/15/2021

I love this minimalist style plant fist time I am trying to grow this type but it is beautiful

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@Lilyyandow
Bedford, NH
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Bella by Lilyyandow on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

the sprouts come out of nowhere fairly quickly

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@Imaplant1o
North Mankato, MN
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Cheadle by Imaplant1o on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

Super durable; makes a lovely roommate 🌸

How to care for Cylindrical Snake Plant

Water

How often to water your Cylindrical Snake Plant

Water needs for Cylindrical Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Cylindrical Snake Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Cylindrical Snake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Cylindrical Snake Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Cylindrical Snake 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 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cylindrical Snake Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cylindrical Snake Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cylindrical Snake 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 Cylindrical Snake Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cylindrical Snake Plant

Cylindrical Snake Plant

Cylindrical Snake Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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