Sansevieria francisii is a compact herbaceous perennial leaf-succulent that elongates and sends down pandanus-like walking legs (stolons). The shape of the leaves and its crossbanding can be best described as being similar to those of Sansevieria suffruticosa. This plant, however, has leaves longer than the former, up to 15 cm in length and as sharply pointed. The distinctiveness of this plant lies in its growth form: the leaves stack in compact rows of five and it keeps adding more rows until they either flop over or send out stolons, or both. In this manner, it can grow to a length of 60 cm or more. It is quite a handsome plant, particularly in the younger stages.