Sansevieria bacularis is a perennial stemless succulent plant with one, sometimes two thin cylindrical upstanding slender leaves up to 1.7 metres tall, quite stiff in good light conditions. New growth has a purple sheath at the base.
The name "bacularis" is derived from the Latin, "Baculum", meaning a stick or a rod, or a staff, in allusion to the cylindrical leaves. The leaves are solitary, or occasionally two together, leaf blade simple, erect, cylindrical 1.25 to 1.70 meters long, up to 1.5 centimeters in diameter, very rough and leathery to the touch, dark green with lighter bands and without longitudinal ribs. The flowers are white with purple stripes. The genus Sansevieria numbers about 60 species most of them native of Africa, it has been variously included in the Amaryllidaceae, the Liliaceae and the Agavaceae but is nowadays usually placed in the Dracaenaceae.