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Chlorophytum Comosum (Spider Plant)

-PLANT REFERENCE SHEET- -AIR PURIFYING-

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips. The spider plant is so named because of its spider-like shoots, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. Available in green or variegated varieties, these spiderettes often start out as small white flowers.

Light: Bright, indirect light. Will tolerate some shade; however, this will slow its growth rate and it may lose its stripes. Avoid direct sunlight.

Water: Keep well-watered, with moist soil, throughout the growing season. Less water is needed in the winter.

Temperature: Average household temperatures are fine (above 16°C). These are fairly tough plants so should survive temperatures above 8°C in winter if the soil is kept fairly dry.

Feed: Feed with a weak solution every few weeks during the growing season. Do not feed during the winter.

Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Height and Growth: Ultimate height 60cm. Fast growing.

Repotting: Although it is a fast-growing plant, spider plants do not need yearly repotting as most of their growing energy is directed toward producing plantlets. Repot in spring if the root ball protrudes above the rim of the pot.

Pests and diseases: Spider plants are pretty hardy, but there are a few insects that love to turn them into dinner. Aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, and of course, spider mites can all pose problems for your houseplants. Rinsing the plants with water is an effective way to combat pests such as aphids and spider mites.

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