This recently described arborescent species is from East Africa, typically the semiarid to humid areas in the savanna west of the coast. These plants came from material originally collected near Sala Gate, Kenya (WY1063). The leaves are wide and floppy with a slight upper channel and light gray-green. This plant differs from the similar S. ascendens and S. arborescens by the longer, floppy leaves and the multibranched panicle. These plants are rooted offsets in 3-gallon pots.