This is one of the easiest house plants you could grow, in fact they almost thrive on neglect. The common, blade form is known as Mother-In-Laws tongue, this cylindrical species is a little more ornamental but just as easy. The five rounded stems have been plaited into a decorative form. At any time you can untie them and they will fan outwards. As they mature, small plantlets will form at the base, creating a forest in your pot.
These plants are 15cm tall and combined around 5cm across.
Keep in the same pot, or plant into a decorative pot using a good quality cactus or succulent potting mix. Water in and allow the soil to dry out before watering again they are very forgiving and can survive long periods of dry. They grow in filtered or artificial light, so make great house or patio plants.
Commonly known as the Spear Plant.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade