Metropolis African Spear Plant in Black Square
Metropolis  African Spear Plant in Black Square

Metropolis African Spear Plant in Black Square

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Quick Facts
Common Name: African Spear, Spear Sansevieria
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: All Day Indirect Sun
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Height: 1-2'
Spacing: 12-18" Read our Growing Guide
Ships Weather Permitting Ships as: NURSERY POT AND CACHEPOT
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid November 2016, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

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This African Spear plant (Sansevieria cylindrica) may appear exotic and difficult to grow, but it belongs to a select group called "plants you can't kill." A slow-growing houseplant that produces a colony of erect, cylindrical green wands, its tolerance for neglect exceeds all imagining. Thrives in bright indirect light. Sure to be a conversation starter in any room. Shipped in a 5″ wide by 5½″ tall cachepot.

For more information on growing Sansevieria, click on Growing Guide.



WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: san-suh-veer'-ee-uh 

African Spear (Sansevieria cylindrical) has easy requirements for care -- bright indirect light, and infrequent watering and feeding. Water about every 3 weeks and even more sparingly during the winter. If the potting mix stays wet, the plant's roots can begin to rot. Fertilize no more than once a month from spring through summer with a balanced houseplant formula mixed at 1/2 strength. Room temperatures of 55-80°F are fine year round. Repot when root bound, using a well-drained potting mix designed for cacti and succulents.

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