Slender green-and-white-striped grasslike foliage sprays out and down from a center rosette. Fleshy runners in spring terminate in little plantlets bearing dainty white flowers. Garden loam to which well-rotted manure and peat have been added, plus a little sand for good drainage, makes a good potting mix.
Grow in filtered or diffused light; likes moisture but soil should dry somewhat between waterings. New plants'are started by rooting plantlets in sand. Chlorophytums are fine basket plants, but they are equally good in pots where they do well when potbound. Shift to larger container when roots seem about to heave the plant up and out of the pot.
C. comosum and C. elatum are recommended.