Common Names: Spider Plant, Variegated Spider Plant, Ribbon Plant, Airplane Plant
Description: Chlorophytum comosum is a grasslike, clump forming, evergreen perennial in the lily family.
This is one plant that really tolerates neglect! Spider plant will thrive in an air conditioned dorm room or a humid greenhouse. Full sun, or shade – spider plant hangs in there. Forget to water it? Not a problem. This is one of the finest plants for hanging baskets. Placed in a bright window, a spider plant will grow into a fountain of gracefully arching stalks adorned with miniature versions of itself. Water regularly, and fertilize with a liquid plant food every two weeks during the summer. Withhold fertilizer, and water less frequently in winter.
In frostfree climates, spider plant is used as a groundcover, in borders and as edging around beds, walkways and paths.
Chlorophytum comosum requires no special attetion and are easy to grow indoors.
Uses: NASA places Chlorophytum comosum among the top 3 types of houseplants that are great at removing formaldahyde. Also removes carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities.
Foliage – variegated
Shape – grassy
Watering in rest period – moderately
Watering in active growth period – plentifully
Light – bright
Temperature in rest period – min 7C max 21C
Temperature in active growth period – min 16C max 24C
Humidity – low