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Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’

Care Tips

Habit: Low growing herbaceous perennial with arching grass-like green nd white leaves and long hanging bunches of white flowers that develop into little plantlets.

Temperature: Plants grow best between 15 to 25ᐤ C and temperatures below 4ᐤ C may result in the death of the plant.

Light Exposure: Plants grow well in bright, indirect light for best growth indoors. Avoid placing plants in direct sun or in dark locations.

Watering: Chlorophytum like a moist growing medium but not saturated; water only when the top 3 cm of soil feels dry to the touch. Always check the soil moisture first but as a rule of thumb watering once a week in the rainy season, once every two or three weeks in the cold dry season and once or twice a week in the hot dry season.

Fertilising: Give plants a well balanced fertiliser twice a month during the hot dry season and rainy season but not during the cold dry season when plants are resting (semi-dormant).

Pruning/Repotting: Remove dead or dry leaves and old spent flower stalks as needed. Repot plants every two or three years once the roots have filled the pot.

Pests/Diseases: Aphids, mealy bugs, thrips, scale, spider mite and whitefly may attack plants; while a number of fungal pathogens can cause root rot (usually on overwatered plants) and the leaves can be affected by rust fungus.

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