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Care of the plant Sansevieria cylindrica or Cylindrical snake plant.

Care of the indoor plant Sansevieria cylindrica or Cylindrical snake plant

The genus Sansevieria, family Asparagaceae, includes more than 100 species of herbaceous plants native to Asia and Africa. Some species are: Sansevieria cylindrica, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica, Sansevieria pinguicula, Sansevieria aethiopica.

Common names: Cylindrical snake plant, African spear, Spear sansevieria. This species is native to Angola.

They are perennial rhizomatous herbaceous plants that reach 2 meters in height. The long semi-cylindrical leaves grow in a fan-shaped rosette and are dark gray-green in color. The scented flowers are pink but not very decorative. They bloom in spring and early summer.

These slow-growing plants are used as indoor, greenhouse and terrace, balcony and patio plants (they are kept indoors in winter). In regions with a tropical or subtropical climate they are used as isolated specimens and in small groups.

Sansevieria cylindrica requires exposure to filtered or semi-shaded light with direct sunlight in the early hours of the morning. Outdoors they grow well in semi-shade and shade. The temperature should not be lower than 12 ºC.

They prefer normal well-drained garden soil with 1/3 coarse sand. Transplant in early spring if the roots are showing below the pot.

Water moderately in spring and summer every 2 weeks. In autumn and winter water once a month. They are very resistant to drought plants.

Fertilize in early spring and early summer with vermicompost.

Prune off wilted flower stems.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases but very sensitive to excess humidity.

They are propagated by rhizome division in early spring.

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Sansevieria cylindrica
Sansevieria cylindrica