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Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum' (v)
  • RHS AGM

variegated spider ivy

'Variegatum' is a rhizomatous perennial forming a clump of narrow, evergreen leaves to 45cm in length, with white marginal stripes. Small white flowers are borne in arching racemes, usually with plantlets in the inflorescence

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White
Summer White Green White Green
Autumn Green White
Winter Green White
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asparagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Chlorophytum are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials with linear or lance-shaped leaves and slender arching stems bearing loose racemes or panicles of small, starry white flowers, in some species also bearing plantlets

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass or in a frost-free enviroment. Tolerant of wide range of conditions

Propagation

Propagate by seed, root plantlets or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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