Chlorophytum - one of the most common indoor plants. It can be found not only at home, but also in offices, in hospitals and other public institutions. And all because this plant is very unpretentious in the care and looks beautiful, refreshing any environment.


Chlorophytum belongs to the group of ornamental leaf indoor plants (read the article Varieties of indoor plants). It grows and develops quickly. It has curved light green leaves. It blooms with small white nondescript flowers. In their place, then there appear new rosettes of leaves, which can then be separated and planted in a separate pot.

Chlorophytum location in the house

Warm, well-lit places are ideal for chlorophytum. You can put it on any windows. The most favorable for him will be the western and eastern windows. But he will not suffer on the south side of the house, if you shade him from direct sunlight. Successfully chlorophytum can be placed in the depths of the room. It can be hung in a pot against a wall or ceiling, and can also be placed on a long stand. The higher this plant will be located, the more it will look spectacular due to the hanging leaves along with a lot of "kids."

Chlorophytum Care

  • Lighting. Chlorophytum prefers bright diffused light, but tolerates shade well. In the shade only the color of the leaves will be richer than in the light.

  • Temperature moderate, not below 8 ° C in winter.
  • Air humidity. It is useful, especially in the hot period, from time to time to spray chlorophytum.
  • Watering the plant needs plenty of water, in winter it should be reduced.
  • Breeds "children "(new rosettes of leaves that appear immediately after flowering) or division during transplantation.
  • Transplanted in the spring, as needed.

Chlorophytum Pests and Diseases

Chlorophytum is very rarely affected by insect pests. But a weakened plant (this can provoke non-observance of the basic rules of care - read the article Basic rules for the care of plants) can affect the aphid, mealybug, red spider, as well as scale insect. You can get rid of aphids and scale insects by washing the plant with soapy water. In case of severe infection, it is necessary to treat with insecticides. Insecticides will help with the red spider and mealybug.

  1. In addition to insects, chlorophytum can cause you a number of problems, which will also be associated with non-compliance with the rules of care.
  2. The lack of peduncles may be due to the fact that the plant is not yet ready for this physiologically, as well as if the pot is small. In this case, a transplant is required.
  3. Brown tips at the leaves usually indicate a lack of nutrition. Do not forget to feed chlorophytum. If the food is all right, then another reason is warm air, or perhaps accidental mechanical damage to the leaves.
  4. At high temperatures, combined with a lack of light, the leaves may turn yellow and fall off. They become soft and pale.
  5. Brown spots on the leaves and wrinkling brown edges are connected, as you might guess, with the drying out of the soil. Increase the watering of the plant. Brown spots on the leaves of chlorophytum in winter say, on the contrary, an excess of water in the soil. The plant in winter is in a state of relative rest, so it should be watered less often.

Chlorophytum can occur not only with pure green leaves, but also with white or yellow stripes on the edges of the leaves. Different types look different. But for all for them there are the same rules of care. If you comply with them, you can diversify your home with green rosettes, as well as give chlorophytum to friends. Because it reproduces very well under favorable conditions. In this, and in unpretentiousness and resistance to pests, lies its undoubted popularity.

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