Topping the list of plants that can help improve the quality of air around us and remove toxins, Chlorophytum Comosum or Spider Plant is a pretty specimen that can add colour and unusualness to any garden, balcony or room. A native of tropical and Southern Africa, this is a species that has travelled just about every part of the world, spreading its goodness.
Adopting and caring for Chlorophytum Comosum
Adopting: Adding a lush, well-grown Chlorophytum Comosum to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants with high-quality growth, compact shape and well-formed leaves
Locating: Spider Plants do best in areas with indirect light, or indoors where there is adequate natural or artificial light. Direct sunlight will bleach or burn the leaves of these plants. Locating them in areas with medium to high humidity is the best for these plants to thrive
Potting: Spider plants do well in well-drained soil that can hold some moisture. A 50:30:20 mixture of coco-peat, leaf mould and sand will work best
Watering: These plants dislike drying out, so water them two or three times a week. Do a finger test every other day to check if the soil is too dry. If the leaves are droopy the plant is thirsty and asking for water. Water generously and make sure that the excess water drains off
Fertilising: If your potting mix is right, Spider Plants do not require too much fertiliser. However, nourishing them with an organic liquid fertiliser two or three times a year will help them do well. If you are using a chemical mix, ensure that they don’t touch the leaves or they will burn
Grown in a pot or in a hanging basket, a well cared for Spider Plant evokes the aura of the Victorian Age where they popped up in well-lit verandas and greenhouses. They are easy to care for and propagate and add an air of nostalgia to any garden.
Did you know
Unlike many flowering houseplants whose moment of glory may last only a week or two, a spider plant can provide year-round pleasure.