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Dracaena angolensis is often confused with:
Dracaena trifasciata Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Begonia cleopatrae
Dracaena cincta Form
Tulipa Tulipa spp.

Dracaena angolensis

Previously known as:

  • Sansevieria cylindrica
Phonetic Spelling
dra-SEE-nah an-go-LEN-sis
Description

African Spear is tough, easy to grow succulent houseplant native to Africa.  It has a dramatic form with cylindrical spiky leaves that resemble D. trifasicata.  Place it in in a bright window and do not overwater it.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#easy to grow#interiorscape#problem for cats#problem for dogs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#easy to grow#interiorscape#problem for cats#problem for dogs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dracaena
    Species:
    angolensis
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Striped gray green cylidrical leaves 1" in diameter and up to 7 feet long growing from a basal rosette.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs