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Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Maximum Height 0.1 m to 0.5 m
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 0.1 m to 0.5 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Clump-forming herb up to 0.5 m high.
Foliage Linear leaves have a central creamy white stripe and green margins. Leaves arch backwards to form a fountain-like shape.
Flowers White, star-shaped flowers are produced on a thin inflorescence stalk which hangs down. Plantlets form along the stalk, as well.
Cultivation This plant develops root rot in waterlogged soils.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Hanging Basket

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

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Master ID 513
Species ID 1809
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.