Traditional look with a bit of a twist
HOW TO GROW SPIDER PLANTS
Spider plants have stood the test of time, mainly because they are extremely easy-to-grow. It loves both bright light and low light. The spider plant is not all that fussy about a watering schedule either. Generally, you’ll want to grow spider plants in a hanging basket because its long leaves like to arch over the side and carry baby plantlets with them.
Give your spider plant bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation on the leaves. Keep the plant out of direct sunlight because it can scorch leaves.
Keep soil evenly moist. If your tap water contains fluoride, use distilled or rainwater to prevent brown leaf tips on your plant.
Spider plants like average warmth between 60-75°. Make sure the temperature never gets below 45° around your spider plant.
Avoid too much hot air as this will affect the leaves. Spraying a water mist in the summer and within a warm, artificially heated room will help.
IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
Like most houseplants, spider plants are mildly toxic if eaten. They may cause some discomfort and vomiting when eaten. Keep away from animals and children.
Spider Plant Varieties
Spider plants are those types of plants that everyone loves and enjoys in their homes. Despite the creepy-crawly name, the spider plant is among the most popular hanging or trailing houseplants. Very easy to propagate from the little plantlets that shoot out, they are quite possibly the perfect houseplants. Come check out the selection of spider plants at City Floral Garden Center.
Bonnie Spider Plant
Chlorophytum Comosum 'Bonnie'
Bonnie spider plant is an interesting houseplant that has leaves that curl and twist. It grows just as beautifully in traditional containers on mantles, in windowsills, on tabletops, and hanging baskets.
Hawaiian Spider Plant
Chlorophytum Comosum 'Hawaiian'
The Hawaiian spider plant is an interesting variety that has variegation on its new leaves; as the leaves age, the variegation fades — giving this houseplant a multi-color look. It grows just as beautifully in traditional containers on mantles, in windowsills, on tabletops, and hanging baskets.
Variegated Bonnie Spider Plant
Chlorophytum Comosum 'Bonnie Variegated'
Variegated Bonnie spider plant has curled green leaves striped with creamy white. It grows just as beautifully in traditional containers on mantles, in windowsills, on tabletops, and hanging baskets.
Chlorophytum laxum 'Zebra Grass'
Zebra grass spider plant has green leaves edged in white. It grows just as beautifully in traditional containers on mantles, in windowsills, on tabletops, and hanging baskets.
HOUSEPLANTS TO PAIR WITH SPIDER PLANT
PHILODENDRON – Philodendrons are the classic houseplant that nearly everyone has encountered at some point in their life. It’s practically a no-fail houseplant because of how easy it is to take care of. You can grow philodendrons just about anywhere. They can be grown in a hanging basket, up a trellis, or simply a standard pot.
CALATHEA – This bold and beautiful plant requires a little love and attention than most houseplants. While it loves low to medium light, it does love higher humidity areas like a bathroom or kitchen. So make sure to keep it out of the direct sun, and its soil moist (but not soaking wet), and you’ll have a gorgeous looking plant for many years!
POTHOS – Pothos plants are by far the perfect houseplant for all beginners. It super easy-to-grow, it’s easy to propagate, and they’ll look beautiful. Pothos require no special care because they tolerate low light, low humidity, and the possible missed watering. These are perfect for office buildings because they grow just fine under fluorescent lighting.
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