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Liriope / Green, Variegated
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Latin Name:

Liriope muscari variegata

Plant Type:

Perennial

Description:

Linear leaves, plain green or variegated, grow in tufts to heights up to 24 inches (60cm).

Origin:

Japan, China

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

GJ

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks when in growth with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division and seeds in the spring. It is best to propagate seeds (when ripe) in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while. Plant divided plant in its regular potting mix.

Gardening Tips & Care:

The browning of the tips indicate a build up of salts, flush a couple of times with distilled water. Be sure to remove dead flower stalks. Repot in the early spring.

Air Purifier:

Some species remove formaldehyde, xylene and ammonia from the surrounding atmosphere.

Is Genus:

Yes

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