Cylindrical Snake Plant
4.7 out of 5 (135 experiences)
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.
Also known as
African Spear, Spear Sansevieria, Brazil Saint Bárbara Sword and Sansevieria cylindrica
How to care for Cylindrical Snake Plant
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 Tucson, Arizona.
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December 8th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
December 8th, 2022
Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 17.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
December 7th, 2022
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…
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 💪.️
Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
What other plant parents say
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!