name: "Spider Plant" or "Airplane
Latin name: Chlorophytum comosum sp
Growth habit: Both an upright and trailing plant when
it has pups. Plant height usually won't exceed 24". Foliage
may extend from the container 10" to 12". The vines may
be about 24" long.
Flowers: Yes, inconspicuous.
Temps: Normal indoor temperatures.
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Watch for Aphids
information: Their are over 7 varieties of "Spider
Plants" available... and their all pretty easy to grow. They
are mostly found in hanging baskets, but you can find them as
upright plants too. Chlorophytums grow from tubers under the soil
which tend to make them difficult to water when the pot becomes
full of tubers or pot-bound. When this happens it's time to
transplant to the next larger container size. If your plant has
plenty of soil check for water weekly... if your pot is full
tubers or pushing out the top of the pot... you may need to water
3 - 4 times per week. Feed monthly with a dilute solution of
Peter's Plant Food. Propagate by dividing the plant or rooting the
baby spiders in water or vermiculite.
"Spider Plants" are available as small 3" and
4" starter plants, 6" and 8" upright pots as well
as 6", 8" and 10" hanging baskets.