Sansevieria bacularis is an attractive perennial succulent with tall cylindrical leaves. There are no stems above ground on this plant. During the growing season, the leaves form in bunches from the rhizomes. Some people confuse it with Sansevieria Cylindrica, a well-known snake plant variety. In contrast to the cylindrical snake plant, the leaves of Bacularis are thinner.
Named after the appearance of its leaves, this plant species can be found in tropical climates. Originally, the name Bacularis came from the Latin word “Baculum” meaning a rod or stick.
Snake plant Sansevieria Bacularis belongs to the Dracaenaceae family.
Also known as:
- Sansevieria Bacularis Pfennig
- Bacularis Snake Plant
Sansevieria Bacularis Features
This plant is native to the Democratic Republic of Congo (West-central tropical Africa).
From the soil, Sansevieria Bacularis plants grow tall leaves that have a cylindrical shape. With one or two leaves growing together, the foliage is rough and leathery. There are also irregular horizontal greenish grey bands on the dark green leaves. When it is young, this plant produces dark purple basal leaves (sheaths).
Sansevieria species can grow up to 6 feet tall under optimal conditions. Just 1.5 centimetres in diameter, its leaves are slender and upright. It is not uncommon for flower stalks to reach a height of 2 to 2.5 feet.
Flowers aren’t common for Sansevieria Bacularis, a plant that is commonly known for its leaves. On vertical flower stalks, flowers tend to grow in bunches. Once a year, this usually happens. Flowers have a greenish white color, a sweet fragrance, and a tubular shape.
Low levels of toxicity are present in this plant. It can cause symptoms such as mouth and stomach irritations, vomiting, nausea, drooling, and diarrhea if ingested. Keep it away from children and pets for their safety.
Most Sansevierias are not bothered by pests or diseases. A spider mite or mealybug may be a potential threat. Infestations of pests can be easily remedied if caught early.
Plant division or rooting leaf cuttings are the easiest ways to propagate this species. When using leaf cuttings, plant them in loose soil with sections no longer than 3-4 inches long. It is possible, however, that leaf cuttings might produce plants belonging to the parent variety, causing a variegation to disappear.
Season Of Growth
Growing season for this evergreen plant is from spring to summer. Cold winters can cause it to become dormant and hardly grow. The time of flowering is unpredictable, but it can occur annually in winter or spring.
Growing Sansevieria Bacularis
A soil that drains well and is gritty is ideal for Sansevieria plants. Sansevieria should never be planted in 100% pure soil. Increase the porosity of your soil mix with materials such as pumice, perlite, coir, sand, or gravel. Alternatively, you can use a standard cactus and succulent potting mix.
Wet roots are absolutely not good for Sansevieria plants. The soil needs to be kept as dry as possible. Before watering again, let the 1 inch layer of soil dry. Depending on the climate and season, water once every other week or once a week. Once the temperature begins to drop, reduce the watering. Your plants need just one monthly watering during winters.
You can grow this plant in anything from filtered sun to full sun as well as low light. Growing and blooming seem to be stimulated by bright indirect sunlight. Choose a shady area for outdoor plants to protect them from harsh afternoon sun. Your indoor plants should be kept in a brightly lit area.
The Sansevieria bacularis is an ornamental plant that, indoors and outdoors, is beautiful to look at. Plants do well in a room with an average temperature and humidity. The ideal temperature is between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (16-28 degrees Celsius). Temperatures below 45°F (7°C) are best avoided, especially when the soil is wet.