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Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Houseplant

Habit

Tufted

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green and Variegated in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

spider ivy 'Vittatum'

Family

Asparagaceae


Chlorophytum are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials with linear or lance-shaped leaves and slender arching stems bearing loose racemes or panicles of small, starry white flowers, in some species also bearing plantlets

'Vittatum' is an evergreen perennial forming a clump of arching, linear leaves with central creamy-white stripes, and sprays of small white flowers, often with plantlets among them

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass or in frost-free enviroment. Tolerant of wide range of conditions

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed, by division or root plantlets

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease free