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Chlorophytum Genus

Spider plant

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Chlorophytum genus (Spider plant). This genus consists of evergreen, stemless perennials with short rhizomes. There are about 200 species. The leaves are strap-shaped, lance-shaped or sword-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous or Grasses

Origin

S & W. Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C. You should grow them in a light position away from the direct sun in a fertile well drained soil. You should water freely in the growing season but sparingly at other times if pot grown.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, division or plantlets at any time except the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Greenfly. Aphids and root mealy bugs.

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