(Chlorophytum comosum, airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, ribbon plant)
Native to South Africa, Cosmo is an easy to care for belter. According to the NASA clean air study, he can filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air, making him not just a great house buddy, but also a helpful one.
Cosmo loves moderate to bright indirect sunlight and some nice humidity, so you can give him a good misting now and then.
Cosmo isn’t a fan of strong direct sunlight. Also, avoid over-watering as he is susceptible to root rot. He is pretty sensitive to minerals in tap water, which build up in his soil and end up burning or browning the tips of his leaves. If this happens you can flush out his soil with some distilled water to rid the buildup.
Food and drink:
You can water Cosmo once a week, but generally try and keep his soil moist, especially in the warmer months. During the growing months of summer and spring you can feed him with a diluted liquid fertiliser once or twice.
Cosmo is listed as non-toxic but you still shouldn’t let your cats eat him.