Spider Plant

Chlorophytum comosum | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Spider Plant – best avoided if you have arachnophobia.

Chlorophytum comosum, or the Spider Plant, is a popular choice in the UK that flowers with small white blooms during the summer months. It needs to be grown indoors or in a conservatory in the UK, but if you choose you can move it outside in the warmer months of summer. A great choice for pots and containers, it also adds interest to hanging baskets as its long leaves droop outwards over the sides of the basket. It takes little skill to successfully grow.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z13-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • House plants
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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