Chlorophytum saundersiae is a gregarious and spreading perennial that grows up to 400 mm high and has a bushy grass-like appearance, with leaves forming a basal rosette. It has long thin roots without tubers . Leaves are light green, linear and gradually tapering.
The inflorescence has numerous small, white, star-shaped flowers. The flowers have folded-back tepals and prominent elongated yellow anthers. The inflorescence is a congested raceme and is carried on long drooping (‘weeping’) stalks.
Chlorophytum saundersiae is a popular garden plant and is used extensively by landscape gardeners. It has a pleasing grass-like appearance making it a good ‘filler’ in flower beds. It is hardy and gregarious. If not contained, it can become weedy.
It is looking at its best and more natural if interplanted with grasses.