Gardening

Chlorophytum: very decorative foliage


Chlorophytum is native to South Africa and valued for the beauty of its foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Chlorophytum or spider plant
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Houseplant

Height
: 25 to 30 cm indoors
Exposure : Very bright
Ground : Soil

Foliage
: Persistent

Maintenance, repotting, watering or even exposure are small things that will make your chlorophytum even more beautiful.

Planting chlorophytum

Upon purchase, if the pot is too small, feel free to repot your chlorophytum so that it has room to develop well.

Then, every year and preferably in the spring, repot your chlorophytum in a pot slightly larger in diameter.

  • The roots of chlorophytum dread excess water.
    Make sure the pot is well drilled at the bottom.
    Improve drainage by placing a bed of gravel or gravel at the bottom of the pot. clay balls to facilitate the flow of water.
  • A good soil is necessary.
    Chlorophytum, when it lives indoors, needs soil because it alone will provide it with the nutrients it needs.

Maintenance of chlorophytum

A wonderful houseplant, chlorophytum, whether elatum or comosum, adapts to the temperature of our interiors all year round and also withstands a little coolness in winter, between 10 and 15 °.

Remove the dead and wilted leaves as you go by cutting only the damaged part and leaving the healthy part.

Chlorophytum diseases:

The most common diseases of houseplants,red spider and the cochineal.

If the leaves tend to lose their sparklet it is recommended to give it More light.

If the end of leaves dries up and turns yellow it is often a lack of fertilizer and / or moisture. So spray the foliage with soft water and add fertilizer regularly.

Exposure of chlorophytum

The best place to install your chlorophytum is near a window that lets in good light but without direct sunlight.

Its need for humidity means that this plant will do very well in a lighted bathroom

  • It dreads too much sun if it dries out the plant.
  • The more light it receives and at most its foliage is beautiful.

Absolutely avoid the proximity of a heat source like a radiator because this plant of tropical origin has need humidity.

  • The ideal temperature is around 18-20 °.

Watering chlorophytum

Regular but moderate watering is necessary.
Throughout the year and especially in summer, mist the foliage in order to recreate the humidity of its natural environment.

In spring and summer:

Keep the potting soil moist and make sure that the water flow is correct.

Add liquid green plant fertilizer every 8 to 15 days or so during this growing period

  • Regularly spray the foliage with preferably non-hard water.

In autumn and winter:

Reduce watering so that you wait until the soil is dry on the surface between 2 waterings. The cooler the temperature, the less water it takes.

  • Stop adding fertilizer.

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