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African spear plant

The African spear plant (Sansevieria cylindrica)

is a tender perennial evergreen succulent with cream flowers in early Summer, late Spring and mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun and semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. The flowers are tubular shaped. It has high drought tolerance. This succulent has all year round interest.

Soil

Sansevieria cylindrica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8).

Growth

This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.9m / 3ft and spread of 0.9m / 3ft.

Leaves

It has green/white variegation leaves.

Exposure

The plant prefers a sheltered situation.

Uses

Attractive foliage, conservatory, container plant, drought resistant, houseplant and low maintenance.

Stem

The green stems have a smooth texture.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include cuttings, division and rhizomes.

Origin

Angola.

5°C / 41F 6 to 8 0.9m / 3ft 0.9m / 3ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Sansevieria
Specific epithet ? cylindrica
Synonyms (other names) [Edit]
  • Sansevieria angolensis
  • Cordyline cylindrica
  • Sansevieria livingstoniae
Common names
Cylindrical spear plant (Ireland), African spear plant (Ireland)
IPNI details on Sansevieria cylindrica
References [edit] ?

Plant added by Breezly (Ireland) - Add as friend

Sansevieria cylindrica http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Sansevieria_cylindrica
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