Spider Plant Plant Features
Spider plant, also sometimes called airplane plant, is a houseplant that's withstood the tests of time. As popular today as it was generations ago, spider plant is wonderfully easy to grow. It thrives in bright light, but tolerates low light. It doesn't mind being watered frequently, but it can a while without water and still look good.
Spider plant is typically grown in hanging baskets because of its gracefully arching leaves and stems that jet from the plant and carry baby plantlets on it. It grows just as beautifully in traditional containers on mantles, in windowsills, and on tabletops, though.
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Spider Plant Growing Instructions
Grow spider plant in just about any room of your home. It's an especially good choice for bedrooms and offices because the houseplant is remarkably good at filtering out indoor air pollution. Spider plant grows best when watered regularly -- once a week or so -- but doesn't mind if you miss a week every now and again.
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The ends of the leaves sometimes turn brown and crispy; if this happens, try increasing the humidity around the spider plant to alleviate the problem. Brown leaf tips may also be the result of too much fertilizer.
Note: Spider plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Spider Plant with these varieties:
Spider plants grow well in hanging baskets with houseplant ferns!
Low-growing spider plant is a brilliant accent to upright plants such as dracaena.
No-fuss spider plant grows well with easy-care ZZ plant -- and variegated varieties are perfect for adding a splash of color to ZZ plant's dark green foliage.
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Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'
Bonnie spider plant is an interesting houseplant that has leaves that curl and twist.Exotic Angel
Chlorophytum comosum 'Hawaiian'
Hawaiian spider plant is an interesting variety that has variegation on its new leaves; as the leaves age, the variegation fades -- giving this houseplant a multicolor look.Exotic Angel
Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie Variegated'
Variegated Bonnie spider plant has curled green leaves striped with creamy white.Exotic Angel
Chlorophytum comosum 'Zebra Grass'
Zebra grass spider plant has green leaves edged in white.Exotic Angel