It is also known as airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, or ribbon plant. The spider plant is so named because of its spider-like plants, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. It is native to tropical and southern Africa, but has become naturalized in other parts of the world, including western Australia. Chlorophytum comosum is easy to grow as a houseplant; variegated forms are the most popular.
- Foliage plant.
- It’s good for for AC rooms, office desks.
- No maintenance needed for this plant.
- Comes under the best indoor plant category
- Easily grow in low light condition
The NASA Clean Air Study determined that this plant was effective at removing common household air toxins formaldehyde and xylene.
Spider plants have also been shown to reduce indoor air pollution in the form of formaldehyde, and approximately 70 plants would neutralize the formaldehyde released by materials in a representative (ca. 167 m2 [1,800 sq ft]) energy-efficient house, assuming each plant occupies a 3.8 l (0.84 imp gal; 1.0 US gal) pot.
- During initial growth, water occasionally; once fully developed (within one year), water moderately.
- In the spring and summer months, keep the soil moist to encourage growth. Do not let soil dry out too much.
- Maintain average room temperature and humidity. Spider plants prefer temperatures between 55 and 80°F (13–27°C), which makes them a great indoor houseplant.
- Fertilize up to twice a month in the spring and summer, however, avoid overfertilization.