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The Perfect Plant For Black Thumbs: African Spear Plant

Granted, Anthropologie's exclusive Nieves Lavi silk print dress, which was featured on the Anthropologie Facebook page, is quite lovely. But what I adore even more is the chic styling of this photo and the unusual plant peeking out behind the model. The plant in question is sometimes called African spear plant, or sansevieria cylindrica. What you need to know, however, is that this plant is one of the easiest houseplants you can add to your home. 

I bought my sansevieria cylindrica plant from Flora Grubb Gardens over a year ago, and it resides on the top of our very tall record shelves, which makes it rather inaccessible. This means that I usually forget to water it. And guess what? This sansevieria cylindrica plant doesn't seem to care. It's survived and thrived through poor watering and care, nonoptimal light conditions, and general inattention to its houseplant needs.

I can't recommend sansevieria cylindrica enough for those of you who think that you're incapable of keeping a houseplant alive. This one will not disappoint you. Even if you forget to water it for a couple months (as I have), it will survive your poor care. Black thumbs? Bring 'em on!

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