Plant Care Cylindrical Snake Plant

Cylindrical Snake Plant

4.8 out of 5 (59 experiences)

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 46
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 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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Amywils avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named sebass by Amywils on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

Overall a good plant. Not much bad things to say about these plants except that sometimes the ends of the leaves do brown easily! But it is not too noticeable only if you look really hard at them. Re…

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St Albans, England
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Sigmund by Hattie.patten on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

Very cool looking plant. Easy to look after. It grows pretty slowly but occasionally you will need to arrange the plant to keep the parts winding; this is pretty simple though.

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@Ybrijette
Murray, UT
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Succ by Ybrijette on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

I’ve neglected this plant for more than 3 months when I went out of town during covid. It survived! Among watering after returning, it started to grow right away. Gr8 plant boi

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@Bayley.kt
Bedford, England
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Vincent Van Grow by Bayley.kt on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

It’s durable!!! As well as being strong itself it also survives the occasional missing water which is good if you like a chill approach to plants ✨

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@Samula11
Las Piñas City, Metro Manila
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Spike by Samula11 on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

So easy to take care of!! My first plant ever so it really is beginner safe and a great choice if you want a very low maintenance plant. ✨🤗

Merryberry avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Spike Lee(f) by Merryberry on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

The tips get brown easy, but this plant still knows how to do the right thing and survive. Easy care and pretty stylish

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@Yellow
Southsea, England
Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Athena by Yellow on Greg, the plant care app
06/01/2021

Easy to look after, I’ve had periods of time where I haven’t watered him for over 2 months and he’s been happy :)

Vchil avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Cylindrica by Vchil on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

Adorable weirdos. With direct sun & weekly waterings (in terracotta,) mine has grown 2 pups in 2 months 😍

Florabelle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cylindrical Snake Plant named Wee One by Florabelle on Greg, the plant care app
05/31/2021

Just like your typical snake plant, this little guy can handle just about anything life throws it’s way!

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 located in Chicago, IL.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Cylindrical Snake Plant in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

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Growing Cylindrical Snake Plant in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Chicago, IL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Chicago, IL

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.8% ☀️

June 18th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Chicago, IL

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

June 18th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Cylindrical Snake Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Chicago, IL

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 18th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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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 your location in Chicago, IL, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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