Despite their creepy-crawly name, spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are among the most popular houseplants to grow. Without demanding my attention, these plants grow rosettes of slender, gently arching leaves in rich emerald to neon green variegated white stripes, that can stretch up to 50cm long. As a versatile houseplant, it looks amazing perched high on a shelf, dangling in a hanging planter, or gently cascading from an end table.
Low, medium, or bright indirect light
Minimal watering required. Avoid moist soil.
Normal to high levels of household humidity.
Use a well-draining potting mix.
Except for scale mealybugs and insects, spider plants have few pest concerns. Leaf tip browning can be avoided by watering with distilled or rainwater.
Black or dark brown leaves
Reddish brown tips
Excess fluoride and minerals in water
Spider plants are not poisonous and are perfectly safe to have around pets and young children. It also is an air purifier and can absorb any common household toxins.