Sansevieria Trifasciata Cylindrica


Sansevieria Trifasciata Cylindrica is a succulent plant native to Africa that in its natural habitat is used to receiving lots of direct sunlight and surviving without water.

Sansevierias thrive in low light conditions and are drought-tolerant, making it a recommended plant for beginners or travelers that fits every house and that is recommended for bedrooms, living rooms or offices because it is an air purifier plant

Sansevieria Cylindrica has smooth, greenish-gray striped sub-cylindrical leaves that can grow up to 2 meters. The most common reason for the death of a snake plant is excessive watering.

Snake plants are slightly toxic if swallowed, so keep it far from cats, dogs, and children.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Cylindrica is commonly known as sansevieria cylindrica, african spear, snake plant, mother's tongue, magic sword.



Easy plant ideal for beginners


Survives in low light


Drought-tolerant plant, so you can forget to water it

Leaf size

It has big leaves.

Leaf color

its leaves are colorful

Maximum height

Considered a tall plant. It can grow up to ~47.2 inches.


Highly recommended for bedroom, and the living room


This plant is toxic if ingested

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Sansevieria Cylindrica care

How much light does a Sansevieria Cylindrica need?

Sansevieria Cylindrica likes bright light and can stand plenty of direct sunlight. They thrive in low light conditions even though their growth is slowed substantially.

Sansevieria plants have more vibrant colors if they are placed in bright spots.

How to water a Sansevieria Cylindrica?

The Snake Plant requires little water to survive. You should only water it when the soil in the pot is completely dry because this plant is drought-tolerant.

Check every two weeks by raising the plant. If it's heavy, give it a week more. If it's light, check it by sticking a wooden stick into the soil to see how wet it is.

What's the ideal humidity for a Sansevieria Cylindrica?

Sansevieria Trifasciata Cylindrica tolerates dry air, but keep it away from air vents or drafts. An average room humidity is enough to keep this plant happy.

If you have to increase the humidity because of other plants, it won't be a problem.

How to fertilize a Sansevieria Cylindrica?

Snake Plants don't need too much fertilizer because is a light feeder, so too much fertilizer makes the leaves fall over.

Feed your Snake Plant Cylindrica once a month during summer with a slow fertilizer.

Sansevieria Cylindrica care tips

  • Living rooms and bedrooms are good spots to place your Sansevieria because it removes air toxins.

  • Sansevierias are mildly toxic if ingested, so put it away from cats, dogs and children.

  • If the leaves are drooping it's because you're over-watering it, let it dry for a while and it will recover.

  • Sansevieria Trifasciata usually dies because of over-watering. Don't do it.

Video tutorials of snake plant care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a snake plant
Video created by delaplants about how to take care of a snake plant
Video created by Good Growing about how to take care of a snake plant