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African spear

Sansevieria cylindrica

African spear is part of the Sansevieria genus. Its scientific name is Sansevieria cylindrica. A type of houseplant, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

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How to grow African spear

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Growing African spear from seed

Transplanting African spear

Common African spear problems

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Other names for African spear

Variegated snake plant

African spear care instructions

How long does African spear take to grow?

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Popular varieties of African spear

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