This nice spiky Sansevieria is from East Africa. Its distichous form in some ways resembles Sansevieria cylindrica, although the cylindrical leaves of S. patens lay out horizontally and are much shorter. The leaves are round, rough, bear longitudinal lines, and have a prominent channel that runs the length of the leaf. The banding is inconspicuous for this species. These plants are rooted offsets in one-gallon pots.