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Cylindrical Snake Plant | Sansevieria Cylindrica
Cylindrical Snake Plant | Sansevieria Cylindrica

Cylindrical Snake Plant

Sansevieria Cylindrica

Regular price £22.00 £0.00

Structural, weighty and pleasingly cylindrical, this Snake Plant is pretty much a living sculpture. If you’re not the world’s most attentive plant owner, this could be one for you. Snake plants need to be watered very sparingly as they’re built to store water in their fronds. As such, the Snake Plant is a bonafide succulent. They’re slow growing but can live for years so keep it in a warm, well-lit space, keeping water to a minimum and it could reach as high as 1m tall.

Growing pot size: 14cm diameter, 12cm height.

Plant size: Approx 55-60 cm tall without pot.

Latin name: Sansevieria cylindrica

Pets: Can cause stomach upset if eaten.

Excludes decorative pot

Looking for pots?

I fit best in 14cm pots and 15cm pots.

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How to care for Snake Plants

Bright Indirect Light

Bright Indirect Light

Find me a spot that gets no more than 4 hours of direct sun, or my leaves might dry up or get scorch marks

Super Light Waterling

Super Light Waterling

Keep water to a bare minimum. Half a cup once every 3 weeks in winter and 2 weeks in summer is probably enough

Care

Care

I am susceptible to root rot so don’t overwater me or leave me sitting in water. Use well-draining soil if you repot me

Dusting

Dusting

My textured, waxy leaf surface attracts dust, removing it from the air and keeping it away from your lungs

Purifying

Purifying

I absorb toxins such as VOCs and expel clean oxygen into your home, making the air you breathe safer

Colour

Colour

The bright green colour of my foliage colour triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel vital and healthy

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About Snake Plants

 

The Sansevieria cylindrica is a tough, easy-care succulent, found across the continent of Africa. It grows upright in a series of water-filled, spikey fronds. You'll sometimes see these plaited or otherwise trained out of this upright growth habit, but we like our Snake Plants au naturale!

When it comes to repotting the Sansevieria cylindrica, make sure you do so in well-draining, succulent-specific soil. It really doesn't like too much moisture. 

Benefits of the Sansevierias include improving the quality of the air you breathe, inducing feelings of calm and helping you feel alert.

We tend to associate foliage plants with air-purification, but Snake Plants are just as potent. They may not have lush green leaves, but they have a broad surface area, covered in tiny plant pores which take in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen.

All plants produce oxygen as they photosynthesise, but these guys are especially proficient at doing so. Their very close relation (the Sansevieria laurentii) was one of the houseplants featured in NASA’s famous Clean Air study.

Another reason Snake Plants may be especially beneficial to their mental health is their bright green colouring. Studies have shown that the colour green makes people feel alert and healthy, encouraging them to make better decisions, and feel more vibrant. Green plants, like Sansevierias, are therefore good to have in living rooms and offices as they help us feel energised and productive.

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