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  Chlorophytum bichetii Backer
  Family Name : Anthocerotaceae

  Synonyms : Chlorophytum laxum, Chlorophytum abyssinicum

  Common Names : Bichetii Grass, Saint Bernard's Lily

Bichetii Grass,Saint Bernard's Lily
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Plant Shape :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      West Africa
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Clump-forming herb.
      Foliage: Linear leaves are green with cream-coloured margins.
      Cultivation :
      This plant is well-suited for terrariums. It is sometimes sold as an aquarium plant, but it tends to last only 1-2 months when submerged underwater.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Roadside Tree / Palm, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket, Terrarium
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      [Remarks] (Allow medium to dry slightly between watering. Too little water or too low humidity will cause leaf tips to turn brown. ), Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Pruning :
      To maintain the tidiness, pull out withered or discolored leaves. 
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Division
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, White
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped

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