Chlorophytum - one of the most hardy plants in the house, which often forgive a beginner or a very busy florist many lapses in care. Beskhlopotny Chlorophytum (also called "venechnikom viviparous", "green lily", "Flying Dutchman") is very popular and widespread, so it is easy to quickly acquires rooting "the children."
Bunched grooved basal leaves of Chlorophytum arcuately bent, forming around the pot beautiful "tent". From the middle of the beam leaves grow long (one meter) below the hanging pot tsvetonosy- "mustache" with panicles of small white flowers, changing "the children" -rozetkami with aerial roots. Chlorophytum is grown mainly as a basket plant.
Chlorophytum crested, or Beam (Chlorophytum comosum) - evergreen perennial herb of the family Liliaceae come from humid subtropical forests of South Africa, it is found in tropical America. There are more than 100 species of Chlorophytum. As an epiphyte, Chlorophytum settles on the trees in the forks of branches, is fixed in the cracks of bark; also it is an important component of the grass cover of the forest.
V. culture grown species of Chlorophytum with narrow or broad linear leaves - one-colored green or striped. It often occurs and is very popular among gardeners variegated form of Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum comosum var. Variegatum) with white stripes along the leaves.
In the compositions gorgeous compact form Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum comosum var. Mandaianum) with yellow stripes. Adult Chlorophytum very decorative and can decorate any interior: it forms a lush bush, consisting of several closely adjacent to each other with numerous bundles of leaves drooping branched flowering shoots at the ends of which develops an abundance of different-sized "kids."
Chlorophytum quite undemanding to growing conditions. It grows well in the room and the light, and in the penumbra (however variegated forms of low-light bright colors of the leaves is lost); summer Chlorophytum can remove to fresh air. Chlorophytum abundantly watered in summer, and in winter moderately (avoiding excessive drying and waterlogged earth coma, causing browning leaf tips)
At high temperatures and dry air Chlorophytum often sprayed to its leaves are not attacked by aphids. Chlorophytum transplanted annually in spring in a larger size container, as the thick, tuberous roots of Chlorophytum actively fill the space and close the pot can break it. Large bushes Chlorophytum over 3-4 years Transfer share (pre-watering the soil for several hours before transplantation), bush cutting with a sharp knife, preferably without destroying the earth coma.
Chlorophytum multiplies "the children" throughout the year; after separation from the peduncle they are planted in pots. Soil to Chlorophytum is composed of a mixture of turf, humus, peat soil and sand in the ratio (2: 1: 1: 0.5). From March to August Chlorophytum fertilize once a week. Besides unpretentiousness and high decorative qualities, Chlorophytum valued for exceptional resistance to diseases and pests.