Chlorophytum comosum <br> Spider Plant

Chlorophytum comosum
Spider Plant

Aquatopia Conservatory
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This classic houseplant is great for beginners! It's difficult to over AND under water this tolerant plant. A nice added bonus is that you can easily gift the babies to all your friends!


Chlorophytum comosum                     

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Common Names: Spider Plant, Spider Ivy, Airplane Plant, Saint Bernard’s Lily,  Ribbon Plant, Tropical Hens & Chicks

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: West & South Africa

Growth: Trailing plantlets

Light: Bright, indirect

Foot Candles: 100 - 225

Water: Keep moderately moist. Can tolerate drought

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 12°C - 32°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Hanging basket

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Every second month  

Propagation: Seed or removal of plantlets

Interiorscape Use: Low-maintenance trailer, filler plant

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Rare chance of plantlets losing the parent colouration or variegation. 

Comments: Considered one of the most popular houseplants available. Extremely tolerant of many conditions and difficult to kill. Mature plants that are properly cared for can have many generations of plantlets extending from the mother plant. Chlorophytum comosum has odd fleshy roots that surprise most when being  transplanted. Flowers will sometimes appear along the stems.

Toxicity: Can cause upset stomach if large quantities are ingested. Cats are especially drawn to this plant and will often vomit after consumption.