Chlorophytum (Spider Plant)

Chlorophytum (Spider)

CHLOROPHYTUM


Chlorophytum comosum
Spider Plant, Spider Ivy
Chlorophytum is genus of about 150 species of flowering plants in the Asparagaceae family.

Chlorophytum is commonly grown as a houseplant for its ease of care and adaptability to many conditions. Stolons and plantlets are light dependent and develop when the mother plant receives short days and long, uninterrupted nights–less than 12 hours of light a day–for at least three weeks.  Spider plant does particularly well in hanging baskets or other containers where the leaves and stems can cascade down the side.

Africa, Australia, and Asia. Chlorophytum is a genus of evergreen perennial flowering plants native to tropical and subtropical regions.Spider plants grow ‘babies’, called ‘plantlets’ along runners that grow from the main bush, giving the plant a spidery look.

Chlorophytum are one of the top 10 air-cleaning plants that are recommended by NASA. In fact, about 15 spider plants would purify the air of an average size house.Spider plants do best in a potting mix that holds moisture yet also drains well. A standard houseplant potting mix will do well.

If the top 1 inch or so of soil in your pot is dry, it's time to water your spider plant. Watering moderately or once per week during the first year should be sufficient to keep the soil consistently moist, but not overly wet.

Fertilizer with a super diluted 10-10-10 solution  if the plant is lagging in growth or the racemes are not producing sports (babies). Keep an eye on it monthly. Spider plant rarely needs anything, but clean, mineral-free water. 

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