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How to care for your Sansevieria Cylindrica

DATE:July 17, 2020BY:Little Pilea

Sansevieria Cylindrica, also commonly known as the African spear plant, is a succulent native to Angola. Its long, smooth and cylindrical leaves make the plant stand out amongst its Sansevieria species and absolutely a great addition to any plant-parent's family.


Your Sansevieria Cylindrica like bright filtered sunlight but can also tolerate low light. It would do fine in front of a north-facing window. If you would like to have it by a sunnier window, a curtain is highly recommended. Prolonged exposure to strong sunlight can cause the plant's tips to turn brownish. On the other hand, getting enough sunlight can really bring out the vibrant green color from the plant and foster its growth.

How to care for Sanseveria Cylindrica
Sanseveria Cylindrica (non-braided)



Like most succulents, your Sansevieria Cylindrica does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the plant to rot. Be sure to keep the leaves dry when watering and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Reduce watering down to once a month during the winter. Soft water or distilled water would be best for the plant.


The plant does well in normal room temperature between 65°F-85°F. Avoid cold spells below 50°F as it can damage the leaves.


During the summer months, you can feed your plant a diluted general houseplant fertilizer (at half strength) once a month to promote growth. It is best to under-fertilize your plants. Like most Sansevieria plants, the Sansevieria Cylindrica plant is a light feeder and too much fertilizer can cause the leaves to fall over.

How to care for Sanseveria Cylindrica
Sanseveria Cylindrica (braided)

The Sansevieria Cylindrica is toxic to pets. Please always take extra caution and keep houseplants out of reach of children and pets.

 Common Problems

Why does my Sansevieria Cylindrica plant develop brown leaf tips?

This is most likely caused by exposure to strong direct sunlight or dry air. Try to get your plant in front of a window with curtain. If you grow your plant outside, moving it to an area with more shades would do well for the plant.

Is Sansevieria Cylindrica plant toxic to pets and human?

Like most Sansevieria species, Sansevieria Cylindrica are considered toxic houseplants for cats and dogs, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The Sansevieria Cylindrica plant shows no or low toxicity in human. It is recommended to keep the plant away from your furry friends and children.

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