The Main Plant entry for Chlorophytums (Chlorophytum)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Chlorophytums.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Prefers to be under-potted


Photo Gallery
Location: Falls Church, VA
Date: 2016-08-29
Offshoots rooting
Location: Falls Church, VA
Date: 2016-08-07
Plant with mutiple offshoots
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-19
Location: Falls Church, VA
Date: 2016-08-14
Offshoot roots resting on tomato
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-01-22
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-02-07
Location: Upstairs Window Garden
Date: 2014-09-09
Unknown cultivar

Date: 2016-11-08

Date: 2015-01-30
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-19
Juvenile form
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-04-16
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-08-01
experimenting with four (nearly rootless) plantlets- dipped in ro
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-01-24
Location:  Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-04

Date: 2015-01-30
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 9:11 PM concerning plant:
    "Chlorophytum is a genus of about 190-odd species of evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia.

    They grow to 10–60 cm tall, with a rosette of long, slender leaves 15–75 cm long and 0.5–2 cm broad, growing from a thick, fleshy rhizome. The flowers are small, usually white, produced on sparse panicles up to 120 cm long; in some species the panicle also bears plantlets, which take root on touching the ground.

    Chlorophytum comosum, also called the Spider Plant, a native of South Africa, is a very popular houseplant in its variegated form 'Vittatum'."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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Bschmuck On January 7, 2022 Potted up
Potted in soil from water in 3 inch pot.
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