Every-one’s favourite, this very graceful green and cream striped grass-like foliage plant, also listed as C. comosam or C. capense, can be seen on the windowsill of almost all who keep plants indoors. There are several reasons for this and chief among them are the facts that theis extremely , and can be propagated by a novice. To grow them successfully they need little more than a light windowsill , ample in spring and summer, and with liquid manure once a week in summer – it is also advisable to pot them on into larger containers annually in March or April using a loam-based soil. Excessive in winter when temperatures indoors are generally lower will cause brown streakmarks to appear in the centre of some . Propagation is simply effected by pegging the small , that develop as perfect replicas of the parent in miniature, down in or boxes of soil and allowing them to before severing the stalk that attaches the small plant to its parent. Plants that are starved of nourishment will develop brown tips to their , which should be snipped off with scissors. However, little harm is done as new leaves are very quick to develop.