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Cylindrical Snake Plant

Dracaena cylindrica

Also known as

Spear Sansevieria, Dragon Fingers, Sansevieria cylindrica

Sansevieria cylindrica flowers 5 by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.7m

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A close up of a green Sansevieria cylindrica plant with white flowers
A close up of a green Sansevieria cylindrica plant with white flowers
A green Sansevieria cylindrica plant in a garden

Cylindrical Snake Plant Overview

Dracaena cylindrica is an evergreen, rhizomatous succulent species with tall, cylindrical, smooth, green-grey striped leaves arising from a central stem in a fan-shaped arrangement. It was previously well known as Sansevieria cylindrica and is often still sold as such. Capable of reaching a height of 1.2m, this species has a clumping growth habit and produces fleshy, tubular foliage measuring around 3cm wide. Attractive, scented, pink or white-green flowers are produced in spring or summer, on erect flowering spikes. Fun Fact: These plants use a different form of photosynthesis, called CAM, standing for Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. It is an adaptation to dry environments and involves absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during the night. This is typically carried out during the day for most plants during photosynthesis.

Common problems with Cylindrical Snake Plant

Generally disease free but Vine Weevil can be a pest of roots and leaves.

How to harvest Cylindrical Snake Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Cylindrical Snake Plant

Cuttings

Division

Special features of Cylindrical Snake Plant

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers