The Spider Plant That's More Friend Than Foe

Say hello to Chlorophytum comosum, commonly known as the Spider Plant. Don't let the name fool you - this plant is more friend than foe. With its long-lived, vivid leaves and unique charm, it's a favorite among plant enthusiasts and beginners alike.

Chlorophytum comosum

Deep Shade To Dappled Sunlight

Tolerates both low light and softly filtered light.

High Water Needs

Requires frequent watering but doesn't tolerate standing water. Needs regular attention.

Prefers Silt Loam Soil

Grows best in silt loam soil, which is fertile and has good water retention.

Neutral Soil pH Preference

Prefers a neutral pH, common in many soils.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Chlorophytum comosum

Standing at a friendly 1-1.5 feet tall and spreading out to a width of 1-2 feet, the Spider Plant is a compact yet striking addition to any space. Its emerald and streaky snowy leaves bring a pop of color, while its golden and ivory flowers bloom in the late, vernal, and peak seasons, adding a touch of elegance.

Did you know that the Spider Plant is also known as the 'Walking Anthericum'? This quirky name is a nod to its enduring nature and ability to thrive in various conditions.

Also known as

Ribbon Plant
Spider Ivy
Spider plant
Walking Anthericum

Our design recommendations

The Spider Plant's compact size and vibrant leaves make it a popular choice for urns, hanging pots, and interior plant designs. Its enduring nature also makes it a great option for sidewalks, adding a touch of green to urban landscapes. Ideal for urns, hanging pots, interior plants, and sidewalks, the Spider Plant is as versatile as it is charming. Its ability to thrive in various conditions makes it a great choice for any landscape location.