Spider Hardy Plant Chlorophytum Comosum Variegated Houseplant
A great plant to grow for beginners, the Spider plant is extremely easy to look after. Also known as Chlorophytum comosum, this house plant is fast-growing and incredibly hardy. It has striking variegated foliage and forms ‘pups’ when it is looked after well. These ‘pups’ are small spider-like plants that hang off long curled stems, almost like they are dangling from a spider’s web. These trailing stems make the spider plant perfect for placing on a shelf or in a hanging basket.
The Spider plant originates from the tropical rainforests of South America. It thrives in loam-based soil with an acidic pH and prefers bright, indirect sunlight. This adaptable trailing houseplant is fast-growing and can reach a height of about 20 inches. The little ‘pups’ can be easily rooted — either by pushing them into the soil when they’re still attached to the main plant or by separating them and then planting them in soil.
Not only does a Spider plant add a tropical vibe to your room, but it’s good for your well-being too. It releases oxygen into your surroundings and is known for its ability to filter toxins out of the air. This makes it the perfect choice for your live décor.
These plants are loved not only for their natural air purifying benefits but also because they "pup" and give you loads of little plants that you can grow into a new plant or allow them to grow on their "mama" plant.
Available in the following packaging based on your preference:
- Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 2", 4" or 6" planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
- Olympia Planter - Marble looking grey and white ceramic planter raised on a metal planter. Approximately 4” opening with drainage hole.
- Selene Planter - Porcelain 6-inch pot ceramic marble planter with drainage hole and matching rose gold ceramic tray. The planter measures: 7.5" x 6.5" x 6.5" and weighs approximately 3.7 lbs. We recommend placing your plant inside the nursery pot to make it easy to water and transplant.
- Hanging Planter - 8" pot with the ability to hang and show off the gorgeous growth of the "pups"
Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories.
For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.
Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.
- Botanical Name
- Chlorophytum Comosum Vittatum
- Common Names
- Spider Plant, Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant
- Plant Type
- Trailing Houseplant
- Mature Size
- 2-3 feet long and spreads 2-2½ feet wide
- Sun Exposure
- Bright to indirect sunlight
- Soil Type
- Moist but well draining
- Soil pH
- Acidic to slightly alkaline
- Bloom Time
- Flower Color
- Yellowish - white or reddish; flowers are insignificant
- Hardiness Zones
- Zone 11; grown as a houseplant in all climates
- Native Area
- Tropical rainforests of South America, principally Peru
- Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
- Non-Toxic and Pet Safe
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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Beautiful plant that is growing and flourishing. It's already blooming and I've only had it a week. This is the 6th plant I've bought from verdant lyfe and every one of them has been awesome!
Plant arrived in excellent condition. Much larger than I expected. Carefully packed, no damage during shipping. I love it.
I recommend these plants 🪴 to everyone
Came in a 4 inch plastic pot. He shipped with two other plants and some of the leaves were in rough shape from shipping. The other two plants were fine. I gave him a haircut to get rid of the damaged parts and he’s growing just fine now, so the plant itself must be healthy. Looks great in my sitting room, and I like not worrying about killing my cat if she eats this plant.
I have been on the look for a lush plant that’s cat friendly. I got this from verdantlyfe and very happy with the quality of my plant. It’s in great condition and well cared for.