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Chlorophytum bichetii 'Siam Lily'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chlorophytum (kloh-roh-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: bichetii
Cultivar: Siam Lily

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ladyrowan On Jun 26, 2005, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Similar to the more common spider plant, this speciman grows in tufts of lime-green, grass-like leaves edged with ivory white.

18-24" tall

Part shade, moist soil

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Calistoga, California
Encino, California
Garberville, California
Desoto, Texas



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