Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider Plant

$29.95

What is Spider Plant

Well-loved for centuries, the Spider Plant is a classic, enduring staple and prime pick for your home. Known for its popularity since, the Spider Plant ticks all the boxes of effortless style: it’s easy to grow, adaptable and unique.

The main plant and focal point, called the mother, rests in the center of the plant with large, vibrant arching leaves. Hanging from the mother, smaller plants, often called spiderettes, add even more visual interest and ornamental value.

What are the other benefits of the coveted Spider Plant?

  • It’s perfect for beginners: Minimal watering and less care mean low-maintenance ease, so the Spider Plant thrives without meticulous curation.
  • It looks great everywhere: Whether you accent the top of a column or hang it from the ceiling, the Spider Plant adds interest wherever it’s placed.
  • Finally, it’s safe for pets: Many houseplants are dangerous for pets, but the Spider Plant is non-toxic for both cats and dogs.

Even better? The Spider Plant is a great air purifier too. Not only will your new Spider Plant look amazing, but it will also promote a healthful environment! Plus, you can even propagate more Spider Plants with the spiderettes cut from the original plant.

Aside from its easy-growing, good-looking benefits, you get the promise of healthy growth when you order from GardenCenterPoint. Because we’ve planted, grown and nurtured your Spider Plant before we ship, you get better development and a robust root system.

Effortless, ethereal and eco-friendly – the Spider Plant is a must-have.

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How to Grow and Care for Spider Plant

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone Indoors

Planting

Your Spider Plant needs lots of indirect, bright light. The best place for your plant is near an east-facing window that is free from drafts. Many people hang their plants, but you can also let it cascade off a tall surface like a column.

Fill a 4-inch pot, with draining holes, with organic potting soil. Plant your Spider Plant in the pot and cover only the roots with soil. Make sure your pot has proper drainage holes.

If your Spider plant’s roots have cracked its pot, then it’s time to re-pot. It’s also a good idea to re-pot if you see roots showing above the soil.

Watering

You can use your finger to test the moisture level of the soil. If the soil feels dry, add water. It’s good practice to test the moisture level every week during the plant’s young life.

GCP Tip: Occasionally, your Spider Plant’s leaves may become brown at the tip. If this happens, switch to distilled water. The fluoride in tap water can increase the salt intake, causing the tips of the leaves to turn brown. However, this is not dangerous for the plant, and you can simply prune off the tip.

Fertilizing

You can add a general house plant fertilizer to your Spider Plant every three months, but it is not necessary.

GCP Tip: Spider plant leaves do collect dust, so be sure to keep your tree healthy by wiping down the leaves as needed with a dust cloth.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Details

Common name Spider Plant
Botanical name Chlorophytum comosum
Plant type House Plants
Hardiness zone Indoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 2-3 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.