The Chlorophytum genus includes about 250 evergreen species from western and southern Africa. The scientific name comes from the Greek "chloros" = "green" and "phyton" = "plant" and thus means "green plant". The common name "Falangio" is due, however, to the fact that it was once known as "Phalangium". The meaning of the phalanx is "you will always be young": sending one of these plants is a tribute to congratulations. Among the green plants is one of the most widespread, and has purifying properties: if placed in your home, it will help keep your environment healthy and clean, especially by agents such as Formaldehyde and Xylene.
Exposure and brightness: It is cultivated in a fairly bright environment and also in direct sunlight. Lack of light causes the leaves to lose the characteristic colorful color.
Temperature: It can withstand temperatures below 14 ° C.
Soil type: Needed of light peat soil. It is necessary to return as soon as the roots have filled the vessel.
Irrigation: Adjust twice a week during the spring / summer period. Spray the leaves with water at room temperature.
Fertilization: From spring to early autumn every 15 days, in autumn once a month, preferably with fertilizers for green plants rich in microelements.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.