Indoor Growing: Spider Plant

Spider Plant (Scientific name: Chlorophytum comosum)

This plant gets its name from the spider-like plants we see dangling from a mature mother plant. These spiderettes often start out as small white flowers.

The Spider Plant comes in green or variegated varieties and is among the most adaptable and easiest houseplants to grow. It endures a wide range of conditions, tolerates lots of abuse and, other than brown tips, has very few problems. Your Spider Plant will flourish when provided well-drained soil and bright, indirect light. To avoid root rot, water your plant well but avoid it becoming too soggy.

In spring, a mature Spider Plant begins producing small white flowers which eventually develop into spiderettes. You can easily propagate your plant by rooting the spiderettes in water or soil.

The Spider Plant is not only an interesting indoor plant, but also purifies indoor air by absorbing pollutants like toluene, formaldehyde, ozone, and hydrocarbons.

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