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Spider Plant

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chlorophytum comosum

KNOWN AS: Airplane Plant, St. Bernard's Lily, Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Southern Africa | Tropical & Subtropical

DESCRIPTION: The Spider Plant is a classic. They are easy to care for and they can produce little mini spider plants that can be used to propagate new plants.

Spider Plant Care

Watering
Water your plants deeply, but make sure to allow the top inch or two to dry out before watering again. In winter, water less often so the soil can get up to 50% dry.
Lighting
The Spider Plant is a very adaptable plant. Bright, indirect light is the best for it. If it gets too much direct light, it can get leaf burn. It can also tolerate lower light conditions, but you will need to adjust how often you water it. Be aware that low light conditions will slow growth.
Humidity
Your Spider Plant will thrive in average room humidity, but it will do even better in higher humidity levels, especially during the summer or in hot, dry conditions. You can help keep your plant healthy by misting it occasionally to remove dust from its leaves and prevent brown tips.
Temperature
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but may complain if it is exposed to cold drafts or dry heat from vents. The lower leaves are likely to turn yellow.
Toxicity
This non-toxic plant is perfect for your whole family, including pets and children. Even if someone takes a nibble, they won't get poisoned!
Propagation
When a spider plant is thriving, it sends out new plants. These are called offsets or pups. If you see a spider plant with a long stem and what looks like a little spider plant on the end, that's a pup. You can cut off the pup and put it in potting mix or water until its roots grow. Or you can leave the pup attached to the main plant and wait for it to grow its own root system before detaching it.
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Spider Plant Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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