Spider Plant

The Spider Plant, scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum, is a popular and resilient houseplant known for its distinctive long, arching leaves and ability to produce “spiderettes” or small plantlets. These plantlets dangle from the mother plant on long stems, resembling spiders on a web, which gives the plant its common name.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Spider Plant

Latin Name

Chlorophytum comosum


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows.


Feed the plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


Average household humidity is sufficient, but Spider Plants can benefit from occasional misting, especially in dry indoor environments.

Light Requirements

Bright, indirect light is preferable, but Spider Plants can tolerate lower light conditions. They should be protected from direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorching.


Ideal temperatures for Spider Plants range between 65-75°F (18-24°C). They can tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F (10°C) but should be protected from frost and cold drafts.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic

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