It is an evergreen perennial plant forming dense stands, spreading by way of its creeping rhizome, which is sometimes above ground, sometimes underground. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. Mature leaves are dark green with light gray-green cross-banding and usually range between 70–90 centimetres (28–35 in) long and 5–6 centimetres (2.0–2.4 in) wide.
It prefers bright light with some sun. They can adapt to full sun.
A loose, well-drained potting mix.Sandier soil is good for them.
Let the soil dry between waterings. During winter, reduce watering to twice a month, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch.
They prefer warmth and will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50ºF.
Feed a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season; do not fertilizer in the winter.
the biggest danger is over watering, especially in the winter.
It is now used predominantly as an ornamental plant, outdoors in warmer climates, and indoors as a houseplant in cooler climates.
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