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What Is This Houseplant? Sansevieria Cylindrica

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Africa spear (Sansevieria cylindrica) is a succulent from Angola with smooth round leaves that are grey-green in color. If grown in a location with enough light they can produce a three-foot spikelike raceme with white flowers. This is a page about identifying Sansevieria cylindrica.


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August 29, 2017

I was bought this plant for a present and am clueless as to what it is! It didn't specify on the tag; it just told me to water regularly. Please help.


August 29, 20171 found this helpful

Your plant is a succulent and is named Sanseviera cylindrica or Cylindrical Snake Plant, African Spear plant. The plant is actually green and has been painted yellow at the top. Most true gardeners do not like this practice as it is usually done to deceive buyers into thinking it will stay this way.


Here is some information on your plant.

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August 29, 20170 found this helpful

I believe it's a Sansevieria Velvet Touch yellow plant :) Here's a video on it:

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August 29, 20171 found this helpful

These are both the same plant; just different names (Sansevieria Velvet Touch is also called Sansevieria cylindrica (even on the video given) but the main point is that all are artificial colors and will grow out green. Colors are just a gimmick.

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August 29, 20170 found this helpful

It is some kind of succulent. Don't overwater

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