This spiky species is from Angola and Zambia. Variety patula has distichous, cylindrical leaves that splay in a fan shape. The leaves are banded on a slightly roughened surface with green, white, and faintly yellow segments. The tips are sharp. These plants offset via underground stolons, like many Sansevieria. The flowers are white and slightly larger than most species in the genus Sansevieria. These plants are rooted offsets in one-gallon pots.