Plant Care Cylindrical Snake Plant

Cylindrical Snake Plant

4.7 out of 5 (119 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

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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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 Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Cylindrical Snake Plant in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 25.7% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Raleigh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to decrease by 25.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

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 Raleigh, North Carolina

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

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Raleigh is 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 to repot…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 89
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 41
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 18
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
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
Courtney avatar
@Courtney
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 161 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
11/29/2021

Looks cool and low maintenance

Survivor Survivor
Voidbugz avatar
@Voidbugz
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 1,643 XP
globe Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/20/2021

Make sure to have a deep enough pot for this guy, they get top heavy after a while

Survivor Survivor
Ashersmith avatar
@Ashersmith
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 162 XP
globe Greenville, South Carolina
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.

Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 2,712 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
10/10/2021

Very sharp be careful.

Survivor Survivor
Hilary avatar
@Hilary
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 91 XP
10/06/2021

It is very unique and hard to kill.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sammyjshupe avatar
@Sammyjshupe
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 390 XP
globe Boston, Massachusetts
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

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

Hardy and low maintenance, but slow to grow.

Survivor Survivor
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@La_croix_la_boix
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 72 XP
globe San Diego, California
09/13/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
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@Jphillippe
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,233 XP
globe Minnetonka, Minnesota
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.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,267 XP
07/27/2021

you are a snake plant why are you going brown

Browns easily Browns easily
Queen123 avatar
@Queen123
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 108 XP
globe Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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
Survivor Survivor
Sierrac_1223 avatar
@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
Ashleylq avatar
@Ashleylq
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 202 XP
globe Clarkston, Michigan
07/09/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Tiffanywalker avatar
@Tiffanywalker
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,197 XP
globe Longview, Washington
07/08/2021

Literally leave it alone and water it every 2-3 weeks and he’s golden

Survivor Survivor
Paula avatar
@Paula
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 927 XP
globe New York
07/07/2021

It’s chiiiill

Tatiana avatar
@Tatiana
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 47 XP
globe Colorado Springs, Colorado
07/04/2021

These types of plants are perfect for beginners

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Leiahbeiah avatar
@Leiahbeiah
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 856 XP
globe Florence, Arizona
07/04/2021

Infrequent watering has been fine for this hardy snake plant. The new growth this spring has been exciting to watch, as was the continued growth when we first got it a year ago. It had 3 cylindrical protrusions then and it has 5 now, plus an offshoot nearby. I’m exited to see how the new growth becomes cylindrical.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, New Mexico
07/01/2021

This is an attractive plant that can tolerate much neglect. If not neglected it’s a beautiful specimen.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Urie avatar
@Urie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Jersey City, New Jersey
06/30/2021

Best plant ever!

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