A close relative of the spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum, Chlorophytum saundersiae bears the same starry white flowers on long stems and long, grass-like foliage. However, this African native is tougher and can be grown outdoors all year.
Chlorophytum saundersiae ‘Starlight’ is a variegated cultivar with cream leaves and deep green margins. In the summer months it produces sprays of white flowers that give plants a light, airy appearance.
Attracts bees and other insect pollinators.
Weavers harvest the leaves for nest-building material.