Spider plant | Chlorophytum comosum
Common Name: Spider ivy, Ribbon plant, Hen and chickens, Airplane plant, Musli (Hindi)
Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum
Other names: Spider Plant
Origin: South Africa, West Australia
Spider Plant or Chlorophytum is one of the most popular indoor plants. Known for its attractive foliage, this plant is evergreen and stands the test of time. Widely appreciated among plant owners & growers for its low maintenance factor, this plant also got the recognition it deserves from the general public after NASA study determined that this plant was effective at removing common household air toxins. The foliage of this plant takes a beautiful web structure with its long, thin leaves. On top of it, each leaf is designed with a white stripe along its length. All this makes it an attractive & enjoyable houseplant.
Growth Habits: Up to 60 cms
Soil Requirement: Up to 60 cms
Watering Schedule: Thrice a week
Light condition: Bright indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 16 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Repot whenever the plant outgrows the current container. Use slightly bigger pot and fresh soil while repotting.
Suitable Locations: Places where the plant can get bright indirect light like Shaded balcony, closer to window, floor accent, hanging basket etc
• Water well during summer months and reduce it during winter but do not let the soil dry completely. • Avoid keeping the plant outdoor in direct sunlight. It may damage the foliage. Indoor places with bright indirect sunlight are best for the healthy growth. • Once in a while, loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots. This will help the plant to gather necessary nutrients & moisture easily. • Always remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them.