African spear plant
The African spear plant (Sansevieria cylindrica)is a tender perennial evergreen succulent with cream flowers in early Summer, late Spring and mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun and semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. The flowers are . It has high drought tolerance. This succulent has all year round interest.
Sansevieria cylindrica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8).
This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.9m / 3ft and spread of 0.9m / 3ft.
It has green/white variegation leaves.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Attractive foliage, conservatory, container plant, drought resistant, houseplant and low maintenance.
The green stems have a smooth texture.
Propagation techniques include cuttings, division and rhizomes.
Angola.5°C / 41F to 0.9m / 3ft 0.9m / 3ft
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|Specific epithet ?||cylindrica|
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|Cylindrical spear plant (Ireland), African spear plant (Ireland)|
References  ?
- The young plants of Pseudopanax crassifolius and Pseudopanax ferox from New Zealand grow spiny leaves to deter what is now an extinct giant flightless bird called a Moa from eating them. Once these small trees grow above about 8 feet tall the leaves change shape and texture to flattened spinless softer leaves. When mature it branches out to form a canopy.
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