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Chlorophytum Borivilianum - Plant

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Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in peninsular India.The Hindi name is safed musli (also commonly known as musli).

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Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name safed musli,musli
Maximum Reachable Height Plants grow up to 1 ft (30 cm) tall, with stems trailing to 3 ft (90 cm) in length.
Flower Colour Greenish-white, white.
Bloom Time Flowers freely
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

The young plants when rooted can be replanted and transplanted outdoors and used summer bedding, but when planted this way they will need protection from direct sun. Keep it well fed and pot-bound. When its stems fill the pot, and when the white, worm like rhizomes bulge over the surface, it can divided easily.

Chlorophytum Borivilianum care

Chlorophytum comosum grows very well in cultivation. Its ornamental, gracefully ascending-spreading to recurved leaves in a central rosette make it so popular.
The many pups or vegetative plant-lets are usually given away by the owners and this has resulted in the species being one of the most commonly used and popular house plants throughout the world.
The white-striped cultivars are probably more often grown than the original plant. In the garden it grows best under trees or on shady embankments, especially in gardens in the Indian Ocean Coastal Belt. It is a fast grower.
In other parts of the world it can also be grown out-of-doors, but is best cultivated in Mediterranean-type gardens where frost is not too severe (parts of California and the Mediterranean).

The plant prefers partial shade, especially in hot dry climates. It should therefore be protected from full sun.
Plants should reach flowering size within a year.

Sunlight Bright natural light but they will sunburn if grown in direct sunlight.
Watering Keep soil evenly moist. If your tap water contains fluoride, use distilled or rainwater.
Soil Well-drained soil.
Temperature Average room temps 65-75F/18-24C suit this tropical plant perfectly. It doesn t like the cold; don t expose it to anything below 50F/10C.
Fertilizer Feed every 2 weeks spring through summer with a liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Chlorophytum Borivilianum uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Spider plants look best in hanging baskets or on tall stands or pedestals to show off their trailing foliage
  • Their variegated leaves and graceful, fountain-like growing habit add a beautiful contrast and texture when grouped with other house plants

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Chlorophytum Borivilianum ?

Chlorophytum Borivilianum is commonly known as safed musli,musli

How tall do Chlorophytum Borivilianum grow?

On average Chlorophytum Borivilianum grows Plants grow up to 1 ft (30 cm) tall, with stems trailing to 3 ft (90 cm) in length.

What color are Chlorophytum Borivilianum ?

A Chlorophytum Borivilianum plant bears flowers of color Greenish-white, white.

When Chlorophytum Borivilianum blooms?

With enough light, Chlorophytum Borivilianum may produce Greenish-white, white. flowers in Flowers freely

How hard is Chlorophytum Borivilianum to grow?

A Chlorophytum Borivilianum is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Chlorophytum Borivilianum need?

A Chlorophytum Borivilianum prefers Bright natural light but they will sunburn if grown in direct sunlight.

How much water does a Chlorophytum Borivilianum need?

A Chlorophytum Borivilianum prefers watering Keep soil evenly moist. If your tap water contains fluoride, use distilled or rainwater.

What kind of soil does a Chlorophytum Borivilianum need?

A Chlorophytum Borivilianum prefers Well-drained soil.

What temperature does a Chlorophytum Borivilianum like?

A Chlorophytum Borivilianum prefers Average room temps 65-75F/18-24C suit this tropical plant perfectly. It doesn t like the cold; don t expose it to anything below 50F/10C.

How often should I fertilize my Chlorophytum Borivilianum ?

To encourage Chlorophytum Borivilianum growth, Feed every 2 weeks spring through summer with a liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

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