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Chlorophytum comosum

Spider plant

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Features

  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green striped white

Description

Chlorophytum comosum (Spider plant). This is a clumped grass-like perennial which is native to South Africa. They will produce long arching white and green striped stems and clusters of white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Spider ivy, Ribbon drive

Origin

South Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Greenhouse, indoors, border, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

The spider plants like a fairly rich soil and regular watering as long as they have good drainage. They do not like to be over-watered. This perennial is easy to grow and will adapt to just about any light conditions.

Propagation

Flowering stems.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Greenfly. Aphids and root mealy bugs.

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