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Spider Plant- Chlorophytum Comosum

Despite their creepy-crawly name, spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are among the most popular houseplants to grow. Without demanding too much attention, these plants grow rosettes of slender, gently arching leaves in a beautiful green and white stripe. As a versatile houseplant, it looks amazing perched high on a shelf, dangling in a hanging planter, or gently cascading from an end table.

Spider Plant in a black indoor pot.

General Care

Sunlight:
Thrives in low, medium, or bright indirect light.

Water:
Minimal watering required. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid keeping the soil moist.

Humidity:
Normal to high levels of household humidity.

Soil:
Use a well-draining potting mix.

Thin and long leafy foliage of a Spider Plant in a rattan pot.

Common Problems

Pests:
Spider plants have few pest concerns, except for scale, mealybugs, and insects. Leaf tip browning can be avoided by watering with distilled or rainwater.

Symptoms and Causes:

  • Black or dark brown leaves: Usually caused by overwatering.
  • Reddish brown tips: Often due to excess fluoride and minerals in water.

Precautions

Spider plants are non-toxic and perfectly safe to have around pets and young children. They also purify the air by absorbing common household toxins.