Plant Care Cylindrical Snake Plant

Cylindrical Snake Plant

4.7 out of 5 (130 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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

23% Very Low

Growing Cylindrical Snake Plant in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 21st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 42% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 42% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Cylindrical Snake Plant in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 21st, 2022

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayl…

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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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

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.

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 Seattle, Washington, 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 98
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 43
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 21
Cylindrical Snake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
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
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 6,854 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
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 5 Plants
xp 446 XP
globe Tuscaloosa, Alabama
12/25/2021

This is a beautiful Sansevieria to add to your collection.

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

Very good plant to have easy to water

Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 6,854 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
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!

Survivor Survivor
Delaine avatar
@Delaine
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 446 XP
globe Tuscaloosa, Alabama
12/08/2021

They are patient with you and very forgiving.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Courtney avatar
@Courtney
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 222 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
11/29/2021

Looks cool and low maintenance

Survivor Survivor
Ashersmith avatar
@Ashersmith
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 252 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
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@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 3,294 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
10/10/2021

Very sharp be careful.

Survivor Survivor
Hilary avatar
@Hilary
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 100 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 12 Plants
xp 452 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
Jphillippe avatar
@Jphillippe
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,272 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 37 Plants
xp 1,365 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 39 Plants
xp 1,353 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 955 XP
globe New York
07/07/2021

It’s chiiiill

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