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Chlorophytum colubrinum

African Snake Lily

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Item #: 9123

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Thanks to plantsman Dick Weaver for sharing this little-grown African (South Africa to Zimbabwe) clumping spider plant. Chlorophytum colubrinum has proved to be a great late-season flowering specimen here since 2007. The narrow green leaves form a 3' wide basal rosette that is topped, starting in late September and continuing through October, with a 4' tall rigidly upright flower spike. Over the course of a month, the spike opens from bottom to top with clusters of small white star-like flowers. For us, part sun to light shade has proven to be the best habitat.