African Spear

Sansevieria cylindrica

$ 6.50

This striking ornamental succulent from the mother-in-law’s tongue family forms cities of architecturally shaped, mottled green skyscrapers. The best part about this guy that he thrives on being ignored!


Common Names: African Spear, Cylindrical Snake Plant, Spear Sansevieria, Spear Orchid, Skyline Spear Sansevieria

Description: The African Spear is an evergreen perennial succulent which forms clumps of tall thick spear-like stems with very sharp tips. This succulent from the mother-in-law’s tongue family are very striking and visually appealing with their smooth green stems and silvery mottled or stripey markings.

Like most mother-in-law’s tongues, this succulent can be kept bare rooted in a vase of water and rocks for stability. They will typically not flower easily when kept this way, but are extremely low or even no maintenance house plants that work exceptionally well as an air purifier.

Flowers: Mature plants will produce tall flower stalks with clusters of green-white tubular flowers with slight pink tones. These flowers have a very pleasant fragrance and have been likened to orchid flowers.

Size: The African Spear will grow in clumps which can become very wide spread if the space is available. Individual stalks can grow up to 2.1m tall.

Growing Season: Summer, but look great all year round.

Origin: Tropics of Angola

Positioning: This extremely hardy plant can adapt and thrive in most positions, from part sun to indoors. The African Spear can be very happy outdoors in the garden, but is also known as a very good house or office plant.

Care Instructions: If this plant is kept outdoors in the weather, this plant will require no maintenance except the occasional watering during droughts. To encourage flowering and speedy growth in any position, keep in a well drained position and allow the soil to dry out completely between deep watering. If kept indoors in a vase with rocks, top up water whenever it has dried up or running low.

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All orders are dispatched every Tuesday via Australia Post and usually arrive between 2-5 business days.

Orders with payment received before Sunday Midnight 11:59 PM  will be processed on Monday and dispatched on Tuesday. Any orders made after this time will miss the batch but will be included in the following Tuesday's dispatch.

Due to quarantine laws Ezy Care Succulents can only post to QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and ACT. We are currently seeking approval to post to WA, TAS and NT, so please join our facebook group to receive updates of when we can ship to you.


All plants are removed from their pots and all soil cleaned away as this is the safest and cleanest way of shipping. Succulents are extremely hardy, and this will not harm your plants but will just appear "dry and thirsty". Easy instructions on how to repot and care for your succulents are included with every order.

By preparing your plants with bare roots helps comply with quarantine regulations and also minimises shipping costs to our customers, making Ezy Care Succulents a very cost-effective way of purchasing your plants.

All orders are packaged with environmentally friendly recycled paper to ensure safe freight and reduce damage to the plant.


Only the healthiest, top quality plants are selected from the Ezy Care Succulents nursery for your order. The size, colour, and shape of your shipment may vary according to the season, or when shipping to colder areas. All succulents are slightly dried prior to packaging and may look different to the photo. Preparation instructions are included in every order which are specific to the plants that you have ordered, and usually only take a few days to recover.

Even though many of our succulents are known for their agricultural and medicinal uses, all the plants at the Ezy Care Succulents nursery are propagated for ornamental purposes only. Please ensure that you have conducted your own thorough research if you intend on consuming these plants, as we recommend against human consumption.