Botanical name: Chlorophytum Comosum
Plant type: Houseplant
Sun exposure: Part Sun
Soil type: Any
Flower color: White
Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18 inches long. When less than a year old, Spider Plants may produce tiny white flowers during the summer. These easy-to-grow plants look especially nice in a hanging basket.
- Grow in soil-based potting mix in bright to moderate sunlight, but not directly facing hot sun.
- Maintain average room temperature and humidity.
- During growth, water occasionally; once fully developed (within one year), water moderately.
- In the spring and summer months keep the soil moist. Do not let soil dry out.
- Fertilize twice a month in the spring and summer, however, avoid overfertilization.
- Prone to tip burn from dry soil or salt and fluoride found in some public water. Keep the soil slightly moist. Avoid using fluoridated water.
- To rid of the brown discs on leaves, use your fingernail to remove the brown residue every few days.
Common varieties are the Ribbon Plant and Spider Ivy.
Wit & Wisdom
Keep spider plants on your desk to reduce indoor pollutants.