Plant Care Cylindrical Snake Plant

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

About Cylindrical Snake Plant

Did you know the genus name Dracaena comes from the Greek for ‘female dragon’? Some plants in this genus have thick, red resin which was reminiscent of dragon blood! 🐲 Dracaenas are native to Africa, Asia, and northern Australia, and are known for being super easy to care for. Some species can go months without water, and many can grow well in low sunlight.

Taxonomy

Dracaena angolensis
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

African Spear, Spear Sansevieria, Brazil Saint Bárbara Sword and Sansevieria cylindrica

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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.

Plant care guide for Cylindrical Snake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Growing Cylindrical Snake Plant in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will decrease by 36.9% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 36.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.3 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

November 29th, 2022

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of …

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 27th, 2022

The growing potential in Minneapolis is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cylindrical Snake Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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

What other plant parents say

Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 101
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 49
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 19
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Bounteousorpine avatar
@Bounteousorpine
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Mesa, AZ
03/01/2022

Easy to grow, I Haven’t had it that long so I don’t know a lot of details other than it’s a nice plant and it shoots

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Solaowens
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 188 XP
globe Kansas City, MO
02/03/2022

Super easy and no stress, love my little guy!

Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
01/11/2022

This plant loves being ignored. Every time I forget about it, then check on it, it’s got some new growth. I love the design and the new growth that’s coming in is interesting too. I’m sure if I have it more light, it would grow faster, but I’m pretty happy with where it’s at.

Survivor Survivor
Delaine avatar
@Delaine
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 4,312 XP
globe Tuscaloosa, AL
12/25/2021

This is a beautiful Sansevieria to add to your collection.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Peppysuncup
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Miami, FL
12/25/2021

Very good plant to have easy to water

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Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
12/22/2021

I dropped this plant when the soil was dry and compacted - it popped out of its pot. I didn’t have soil on hand to remedy so it sat on my counter for a bit before I finally repotted it. It survived with no signs of damage. Great plant to ignore but I’m excited to care for it better and see it grow too!

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Delaine avatar
@Delaine
leaf-1 59 Plants
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globe Tuscaloosa, AL
12/08/2021

They are patient with you and very forgiving.

Fast grower Fast grower
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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Courtney
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 297 XP
globe Denver, CO
11/29/2021

Looks cool and low maintenance

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@Ashersmith
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 546 XP
globe Greenville, SC
11/12/2021

Literally a champ. I have one a foot from the window and one 12 feet from the window and they’re both thriving.

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@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 6,970 XP
globe Des Plaines, IL
10/10/2021

Very sharp be careful.

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Hilary avatar
@Hilary
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 166 XP
10/06/2021

It is very unique and hard to kill.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Sammyjshupe
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 789 XP
globe Boston, MA
10/01/2021

An interesting little plant! I’m trying to make a braid out of the fingers - but fun to watch it grow it’s leaves out

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Yvonne avatar
@Yvonne
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 33 XP
09/16/2021

Hardy and low maintenance, but slow to grow.

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@La_croix_la_boix
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe San Diego, CA
09/13/2021

She’s so good and I’m such a proud mother

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@Jphillippe
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,272 XP
globe Minnetonka, MN
09/07/2021

Pretty much looks the same scone the first day I brought her home, over 4 years ago…

Armanii avatar
@Armanii
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 104 XP
08/03/2021

It just site there tbf.

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@Aur0ra
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP
07/27/2021

you are a snake plant why are you going brown

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Queen123
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 108 XP
globe Eau Claire, WI
07/20/2021

This plant is pretty good I just have the problem of over watering so I gave it root rot and it still survived that

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Sierrac_1223
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 737 XP
07/13/2021

The snake plant is so easy to grow. When I first got him he was in a tiny pot. As soon as I repotted him into a larger pot he just exploded! Such an easy plant to take care of and grow. Soon I will be trying to propagate him!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Ashleylq
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 414 XP
globe Clarkston, MI
07/09/2021

I LOVE THIS PLANT IT IS SO EASY AND GROWS SO MANY NEW THINGS CONSTANTLY

Fast grower Fast grower
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