Cylindrical Snake Plant
Cylindrical Snake Plant has gray-green rounded foliage that can reach up to 48 inches.
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Cylindrical Snake Plant has gray green rounded foliage that can reaches up to 48 inches. Leaves appear from the center of the plant, and growth is near vertical without branching. Pups, or new Snake Plants appear in the same container as the mother plant and are sent out on runners underground. These new plants can be dug up and divided to yield new small pups that can be planted in their own container. Snake Plants are very slow growing, and handle extremely low light conditions. These plants do extremely well in offices or buildings where they can live away from windows or natural light. They are frequently found in atriums indoors as they pair well with many different plants and add a vertical element to mixed containers. They can be moved outdoors during the summer months and into part sun as long as they are transitioned to handle higher levels of light. Snake Plants do not require very much water, and do well in small spaces. Snake Plant or Mother in Law's Tongue is a simple, elegant houseplant that is extremely low maintenance. These plants can withstand droughts and fluorescent light without a second thought. There are several different colors and varieties, so there's a snake plant that appeals to everyone. Snake plants are excellent in corners or areas with limited space requirements, as they are nearly vertical with little to no horizontal branches or growth. New plants appear from roots that are sent underground and appear as new sprouts in the same pot as the original. These beloved plants are known for their sharp architectural shape, and have the added benefit of cleaning air indoors. Snake Plants are known to remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene from the air inside homes.
History and introduction of Snake Plants:
Snake Plant is native to western Africa, and belongs to the asparagus family. The other nickname for this plant, Mother in Law's Tongue, comes from the fact that the leaf tips are sharp and pointed. Snake Plants can be propagated by either removing the new rhizomes that appear above ground or by taking cuttings of mature leaves. These plants were first introduced to North America during Spanish colonization between 1765 and 1820. Fiber in the plant is so strong it was used to make bow strings. Florida began commercially exporting this plant to Europe, nurseries in North America, and Australia in the 1920s. From there, Snake Plant found its way into peoples homes because of its ease of care. Because it's in the cactus and succulent family, it can handle little to no water. Sansevieria trifasciata is the Latin name for Snake Plant. Sansevieria is named after Raimundo di Sangro, an Italian scholar from San Severo. Trifasciata means three bundles, which refers to the rosette leaf growth. The specific name cylindrica refers to the round cylinder like foliage.