The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and one of the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips. The spider plant is so named because of its spider-like plants, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. Available in green or variegated varieties, these spiderettes often start out as small white flowers. This plant will arrive in a 4" nursery pot.
- Spider Plants prefer bright, indirect light
- Make sure your plant has well-draining soil
- Spider Plants prefer a temperature range from 55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit
- Spiderettes can be propogated from the mother plant. If you see a spiderette, plant it in nearby soil while still attached to the mother until it roots, and then separate it from the mother for best results.
- Water thoroughly and frequently but allow the soil to dry between waterings and make sure the soil drains well
- Brown tips are normal and will not harm the plant. They are often a result of using tap water. To avoid brown tips, use distilled water or rainwater.
- This plant is non-toxic to pets