Chlorophytum comosum 'Reverse Variegatum' 10"
The "Spider Plant" has long slender green and white striped variegated leaves gracefully falling out of a pot - perfect as a hanging plant. It is "Reverse" because the center of the leaves are green and the edges are white. Plantlets (or plant babies) are produced at the tip of the branches so you can basically develop an army of Spider Plants. Sounds creepy, but it's not.
- Light - part shade
- Watering - even moisture to dry to the touch
- Soil - potting mix
Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary as will the bloom state.
Chlorophytum comosum - “Spider Plant”
Light: Chlorophytum comosum are great plants for low to medium indirect light, but do thrive best in bright filtered sun. Too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to bleach and/or burn at the tips.
Water: Allow soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water regularly during the warmer months when the plant is actively growing and reproducing. You can cut back watering a little in the cooler months of winter to give the plant a chance to rest and go semi-dormant.
Environment: Spider plants can tolerate a range of temperatures above 50 degrees, but they enjoy consistency. Sudden changes in temperature can cause damage. Avoid placing your plant in a window with a strong draft or in a spot adjacent to a heat source.
Toxicity: Chlorophytum is reported to be non-toxic to cats and dogs but is not meant to be consumed.
- Will eventually begin producing offshoots, or “babies,” that can be separated from the mother plant and propagated in soil or water.
- When ingested, it can give cats a ‘high-like’ effect which may or may not negatively affect your pet. The ASPCA advises avoiding the ingestion of spider plants for pets.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet
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