Sansevieria cylindrica or African spear

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Sansevieria cylindrica, also known as African Spear or cylindrical snake plant, is a striking succulent plant characterized by its long, cylindrical leaves that grow vertically in a fan shape

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Sansevieria cylindrica, also known as African Spear or cylindrical snake plant, is a striking succulent plant characterized by its long, cylindrical leaves that grow vertically in a fan shape. Here’s a care guide to help you grow and maintain Sansevieria cylindrica successfully:

Care Guide for Sansevieria cylindrica (African Spear)

Light

  • Indirect Light: Sansevieria cylindrica prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow more slowly.
  • Direct Sunlight: It can also handle some direct sunlight, but avoid intense afternoon sun, which can scorch the leaves.

Watering

  • Low Water Requirements: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Sansevieria  is drought-tolerant and can withstand periods of neglect.
  • Watering Frequency: Water sparingly, approximately every 2-3 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce watering in fall and winter when growth slows down.

Soil

  • Well-Draining Soil: Plant Sansevieria in a well-draining potting mix designed for succulents or cacti. A mixture of potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand works well.
  • Root Bound: They prefer to be slightly root-bound, so avoid pots that are too large or have excessive soil volume.

Temperature

  • Warm Temperatures: Sansevieria cylindrica prefers temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C). It can tolerate temperatures down to 50°F (10°C), but prolonged exposure to cold can damage the plant.

Humidity

  • Low Humidity: These plants are adaptable to low humidity levels but appreciate occasional misting to clean their leaves and provide slight humidity boost.

Fertilizing

  • Minimal Fertilization: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing in fall and winter when growth slows.

Pruning

  • Minimal Pruning: Trim yellow or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant’s appearance. Sansevieria cylindrica generally does not require extensive pruning.

Repotting

  • Repot Infrequently: Repot Sansevieria cylindrica only when necessary, typically every 2-3 years or when it has outgrown its pot. Use a slightly larger pot with fresh succulent potting mix.

Common Problems

  • Root Rot: Caused by overwatering or poorly draining soil. Ensure the pot has drainage holes and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Pests: Sansevieria cylindrica is generally pest-resistant, but occasionally may attract spider mites or mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap.

Additional Tips

  • Propagation: Propagate Sansevieria cylindrica by dividing offsets (pups) from the main plant. Allow the offset to dry for a day or two before planting it in a separate pot.
  • Cleaning: Wipe the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them looking vibrant.

Sansevieria cylindrica (African Spear) is a low-maintenance plant that adds a modern and architectural element to indoor spaces. By following these care guidelines, you can ensure your Sansevieria thrives and remains healthy year-round.

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Sizes

30 Cm, 45 Cm

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