Cylindrical Snake Plant
Also known as
Spear Sansevieria, Sansevieria bacularis
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
More images of Cylindrical Snake Plant
Cylindrical Snake Plant Overview
Dracaena bacularis is happy wherever. It can handle partial shade to full sun, but it will grow taller the more light it gets. It is also a succulent in disguise, so only water it little and infrequently! This succulent plant was previously known as Sansevieria bacularis and is often still sold as such. 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. Sansevieria bacularis is an evergreen, stemless succulent species with tall, cylindrical, smooth, green-grey striped leaves. Capable of growing to over 1.7m high, this species' foliage doesn't typically exceed 0.2cm in diameter. Leaves emerge from purple leaf sheaths at the base and given the correct conditions, this species produces attractive, scented, white flowers in spring or summer.
Common problems with Cylindrical Snake Plant
Vine Weevil can attack the roots of plants kept outdoors or in glasshouses.