African Spear

Sansevieria cylindrica


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Introducing the African Spear, also known by various common names such as Cylindrical Snake Plant, Spear Sansevieria, Spear Orchid, and Skyline Spear Sansevieria. This evergreen perennial succulent is a captivating addition to any indoor or outdoor space. With its tall, thick spear-like stems and striking appearance, the African Spear, belonging to the mother-in-law’s tongue family, brings a touch of elegance to your plant collection.

The African Spear features smooth green stems adorned with silvery mottled or stripey markings, enhancing its visual appeal. This succulent can be kept bare rooted in a vase of water and rocks for stability, making it a low-maintenance house plant option. While flowering may be less common in this setup, the African Spear is an excellent air purifier, contributing to a healthier indoor environment.

When mature, the African Spear produces tall flower stalks adorned with clusters of green-white tubular flowers, displaying delicate pink tones. These fragrant blooms have been likened to orchid flowers, adding a delightful sensory experience to your surroundings.

In terms of size, the African Spear forms clumps that can spread widely if given sufficient space. Individual stalks can reach impressive heights of up to 2.1 meters, creating a stunning vertical presence in your garden or indoor space.

The African Spear thrives during the summer growing season, but its attractive appearance remains throughout the year. Originating from the tropics of Angola, this plant has adapted to various conditions and can flourish in a wide range of positions. From partial sun to indoor settings, the African Spear proves to be an extremely hardy plant. It thrives equally well as an outdoor garden plant or as a decorative addition to your house or office.

Caring for the African Spear is relatively straightforward. When placed outdoors, this plant requires minimal maintenance, with occasional watering during drought periods. To encourage flowering and vigorous growth, provide a well-drained position and allow the soil to dry out completely between deep waterings. If kept indoors in a vase with rocks, ensure to top up the water whenever it has dried up or is running low.

Embrace the beauty and resilience of the African Spear. Its unique features and adaptability make it a versatile plant suitable for various environments. Whether you choose to showcase it indoors or let it thrive in your garden, the African Spear is sure to capture attention and infuse a touch of natural elegance into your surroundings. Enjoy its effortless beauty and the benefits it brings as a low-maintenance, air-purifying companion.


130 mm pot, Cutting, Off set pup