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Spider Plant

Chlorophytum Comosum

£7.50

Spider Plant, Chlorophytum comosum, is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips.

Plant Height: 35cm Nursery Pot Size: 12cm

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About Spider Plant

Botanical Name
Chlorophytum Comosum
Common Names
Spider Plant
Air Purification Qualities
Remove carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene
Child & Pet Safe?
This plant is slightly poisonous. If parts of the plants are eaten, vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite could occur. Consumption of large quantities must be dealt with quickly; acquire medical assistance for further information.

The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips. It is named because of its spider-like plants, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. Available in green or variegated varieties, these spiderettes often start out as small white flowers.

Common Issues

Browning leaf tips or edgesFinding the direct cause is somewhat tricky, as it’ll range from too much direct sunlight with too little watering, a much-needed transplant, over-fertilisation, or excessive fluoride found in tap water. Spider Plants must not endure more than three hours of on-peak sunlight, especially if the soil is kept too dry, as sun-scorch may arise.

Yellowing leaves – this is a tell-tale sign of too little sunlight or over-watering, which go hand in hand.

 

My spider plant has collapsed – If a spider plant has collapsed, but still appears healthy, it could be down to the lack of light. Again, situate it in a brighter location with no direct sunlight to prevent further stress.

The final issue is the surrounding temperature. Spider plants cannot tolerate temperatures below 10℃ (50℉) as their natural environment wouldn’t dip below this threshold during the year. Typical symptoms include the yellowing of leaves and foliage decline, along with a general deterioration of health. Remove the affected leaves and immediately present a location with an adequate amount of warmth. Avoid persistent droughts and intense sunlight to prevent further issues.

What do Spider Plants Clean from the air?

Spider plants are most effective in removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. The effective reduction of indoor carbon monoxide level helps in decreasing fatigue, headaches, colds, sore throats, and flu-like symptoms caused by CO exposure. Discover more about plant benefits.

Please note: this product does not include a pot. Browse our entire range of indoor pots, or choose between our ceramic pots or self-watering plant pots.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

SKU 20109

How To Care For Spider Plant

Allow the top third of the soil to dry out in between irrigations, reducing this further during the autumn and winter months. As they’ll develop thick tuberous root systems to survive prolonged drought in the wild, it’s always best to under-water a Spider Plant rather than over-do it.

Provide bright, indirect light with a few hours of winter sun, but be sure to prevent over-exposure to the summer rays and don’t keep somewhere excessively dark

Rinse the foliage once a month to remove excess dust from the leaves

Keep the soil moist throughout, but allow the top inch of soil to dry between watering

Give your plant a boost with feritilizer fortnightly during spring and summer and once per month in autumn & winter

Repot annually and seperate your ‘spiderettes’ during spring. These make great gifts, or simply expand your collection

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