Chlorophytum

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Chlorophytum

 

a genus of perennial herbs of the family Liliaceae. The stem is short, and the roots are thickened and sometimes tuberous. The lily-shaped, lanceolate, or oval leaves are in a radical rosette. The small, white, inconspicuous flowers are three-parted and in racemes. The fruit is a trihedral capsule. In some species the flower stalk bears the vegetative buds from which daughter plants develop. One such species is the hanging houseplant C. comosum, some forms of which have white stripes on the leaves.

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Spider plant (Cleome gynandra L) is an indigenous leafy vegetable, which has been widely consumed by the majority of the rural population in Zimbabwe.
Spider plants come in several shades of green and variegated leaves and are very easy to maintain.
He estimates that 15 to 20 golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum, Scindapsus aureus) and spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) can clean and refresh the air when placed in a 1,800-square-foot home or office.
Perhaps you remember the news from more than a decade ago that spider plants seemed to do a spectacular job of cleaning the air.
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In fact, Wolverton says, compared with the Gerbera daisy, potted mum and banana (Musa oriana), the spider plant is only second-rate.
One poster features a Damien Hirst limited edition print, which was produced specifically for eyestorm, hanging on the wall in an old lady's living room with the caption: "A retrospective look at Damien Hirst in Beryl's Front Room just above her Spider Plant.
Other plants that thrive in small spaces are philodendron, fortune plant, pothos, spider plant, palm and corn plant.
Raymond Bridges, by email CAROL: Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum, is the usual recommendation.
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