Chlorophytum bowkeri is a hardy, evergreen, rhizomatous, perennial groundcover, that grows up to 1 m tall. The roots are fibrous, fleshy and cylindrical. It forms large, dense clumps of many, strappy, bright green leaves. The long, narrow, channelled, fibrous-textured leaves are carried on a long, fleshy peduncle, from the base of the plant, forming a rosette. Leaf size is approximately 300 mm long and 20–60 mm wide.