Family: Asparagaceae, formerly Agavaceae
Common Name: African spear plant
Origin: Sansevieria cylindrica originates from Angola, Southern Africa, and commonly forms dense colonies in the wild.
Description: S. cylindrica is an evergreen succulent that develops strap-shaped, stiff leaves from a basal rosette. The leaves are rounded and sharp tipped, growing up to 7 feet (2.1 m) in height. Underground, the plant spreads via rhizomes, developing numerous aggregations both near and far from the parent plant.
During winter to spring, pink buds may emerge from a spiked raceme, followed by greenish-white flowers, tubular and tinged pink. While younger plants are more likely to bloom, long flower spikes may appear erratically on mature plants, occasionally followed by orange berries.
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