The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Liliaceae.

Liriope Genus of 5-6 species of tufted, rhizomatous and tuberous, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials, found in usually acidic woodland habitats in China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan. They have arching, linear, grass-like radical leaves, forming dence clumps or mats. Small, ovoid to spherical flowers, opening only slightly, are clustered in short, dence spikes or racemes, and are followed by black berries.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Grow in cool conditions, at 50-60 F (10-14 C). Grow in well-drained soilless potting mix. Liriope is tolerant to full shade. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Sow seed or devide in spring.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

30th Aug 2014
I think this is the plant I have. It was part of a "dish garden" I received as a gift. All of the other plants in the collection died except this one! I am growing it in its own pot in an east-facing window, and it is doing well. I did not know that Liriope was grown as a house plant, but it is attractive enough to enjoy up close as well as in the garden.

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