This classic houseplant is great for beginners! It's difficult to over AND under water this tolerant plant. A nice added bonus is that you can easily gift the babies to all your friends!
Common Names: Spider Plant, Spider Ivy, Airplane Plant, Saint Bernard’s Lily, Ribbon Plant, Tropical Hens & Chicks
Origin: West & South Africa
Growth: Trailing plantlets
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 225
Water: Keep moderately moist. Can tolerate drought
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 12°C - 32°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Hanging basket
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Every second month
Propagation: Seed or removal of plantlets
Interiorscape Use: Low-maintenance trailer, filler plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Rare chance of plantlets losing the parent colouration or variegation.
Comments: Considered one of the most popular houseplants available. Extremely tolerant of many conditions and difficult to kill. Mature plants that are properly cared for can have many generations of plantlets extending from the mother plant. Chlorophytum comosum has odd fleshy roots that surprise most when being transplanted. Flowers will sometimes appear along the stems.
Toxicity: Can cause upset stomach if large quantities are ingested. Cats are especially drawn to this plant and will often vomit after consumption.