(Snake Lily)When most people hear the name chlorophytum, they think of the most popular of all the houseplants, Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant). We have discovered that there are a few chlorophytum species in this primarily tropical genus that are cold hardy in Southeast gardens. Our perennial Chlorophytum selections all form basal rosettes and are topped with spikes of small, white star-like flowers in summer and fall.
Chlorophytum prefers part sun, well-drained soil, and plenty of compost. Chlorophytum is a versatile plant and can be used in containers, grown alone as a specimen plant, or grouped together into drifts. Try combining Chlorophytum with agaves, lilies (both are close relatives), canna, solidago, or colocasia. When you're ready to buy chlorophytum (hardy spider plant), we hope you'll check out our online list of chlorophytum for sale.