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Chlorophytum comosum ‘Varigatum’

Family: Anthericaceae (Anthericum family)

Common names: Variegated Hen-And-Chickens (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Grass, Groundcover
An attractive, fast-growing groundcover that forms clumps of strap-shaped mid-green leaves which have a white margin.

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Varigatum’

EVERGREEN

SEMI-SHADE

SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Varigatum’

DESCRIPTION

Hen-and-chickens is a fast-growing, evergreen perennial that forms a neat clump of strappy leaves. It bears small white flowers and spreads by casting out shoots from an arching stem.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Forests and moist shady areas.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Useful for controlling soil erosion. Attracts small insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately throughout the year.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
If damaged by frost, it will quickly revive.
LANDSCAPING USES
Mass plant it under trees. May also be planted in a container or hanging basket. It may also be grown indoors.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Formal, Rockery, Woodland
FOLIAGE
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests.

One Response

  1. Is that what they are called. You didn’t state when to split them as they tend to grow into quite a big clump

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