Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
|45 cm to 60 cm
|This cultivar is of horticultural origin.
|Local Conservation Status
|Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
Description and Ethnobotany
|Clump-forming shrub with large, erect leaves.
|Silvery to greyish-green leaves stand erect in large clumps. They have faint longitudinal banding and sometimes, green horizontal banding as well. The leaf edge is toothless, wavy and outlined by a thin, dark green stripe. The base of the leaf is rolled, forming a funnel-like structure. Young foliage is bright white with a distinctive dark green edge.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Flowerbed / Border, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
|Silver Garden, Rockery / Desert Garden
Plant Care and Propagation
|Full Sun, Semi-Shade
|Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Green - Light Green, Silver / Grey
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
|Prominent Young Flush Colour(s)
|Simple / Unifoliate
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
|Non-Palm Foliage (Oblong)
|Entire - Wavy / Undulate
|Foliar Apex - Tip
|Flower & Plant Sexuality
|Cream / Off-White
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|Individual Flower Shape
|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.