The Main Plant entry for Chlorophytums (Chlorophytum)

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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

Offshoots rooting

Photo gallery:

Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 9:11 PM

"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'."

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