Chlorophytum bowkeri

Chlorophytum bowkeri
Chlorophytum bowkeri

Common names: giant chlorophytum, Bowker's chlorophytum (English). 
Botanical name: Chlorophytum bowkeri

The giant chlorophytum, Chlorophytum bowkeri, is a robust perennial herb with bright green, strappy leaves and showy white flowers that attract butterflies, bees and other insects. It is a water-wise and frost-hardy plant that can be used as a ground cover, edging or container plant in shady areas. It has a wide distribution in southern Africa, where it grows in moist grasslands and forest margins. In traditional medicine, it is used as a protective charm and to treat various ailments. It is easy to propagate by seeds, division or plantlets.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, pot plant, small garden, wildlife

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Family: Asparagaceae
Type: ground cover
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Use as Medicine


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