A houseplant classic! This well-loved plant has been popular for generations for its easy care attitude and tolerance for neglect (Just don’t overwater it.) Native to South Africa, these hardy plants have developed tuberous roots that retain nutrients and moisture for periods of drought. The long variegated strappy grass-like leaves arch gently over the plant's pot rim, creating an organic chandelier.
Grow Pot Size: 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 14-16” Plant Care Level: Easy
These hardy plants have developed tuberous roots that retain nutrients and moisture for periods of drought.
Spider Plant ‘Green’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Chlorophytum comosum
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium indirect light
Water: Allow the top 2” of soil to dry before watering
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Spider Plant ‘Green’ Story
Where is it from? The spider plant is native to South Africa.
Who is the Spider Plant ‘Green’? The popular house plant is known for its air-purifying qualities and easy to care for attitude.
Good For You! Spider Plants are excellent air-purifiers. They are usually found on the top of the air-purifying plant lists. This quality makes them an excellent addition to bedrooms.
Is the Spider Plant ‘Green’ the right plant for me?
Spider plants are fairly easy to care for. They require bright to medium, indirect light with no direct sun. They have developed tuberous roots that retain nutrients and moisture for periods of drought so allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering and drain any excess water. It’s best to use a well-draining soil medium to ensure the roots have adequate airflow.
Pet Friendly: Yes, the spider plant is pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: Spider plants produce stolons that can be propagated and they look cute hanging over a bookshelf or trailing down in a hanging pot. Perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, or offices!
Bright to medium indirect light with no direct sun.
Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering and drain any excess water. Remember the tuberous roots can retain moisture - think of a storage unit for excess nutrients and water.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Wash the leaves of dust and debris with a showerhead.
Browning leaf tips are not a cause for concern, but are usually due to a dry environment or salt/fertilizer build-up in the soil.
General Information About Your Plant
Native to South Africa
The leaves are long and light green.
Non-toxic. But it’s always great practice to keep plants away from pets and children.