Variegated Spider Plant

Product Description

Native to southern Africa, Variegated Spider Plants are one of the easiest houseplants to grow!

With beautiful green and white striped foliage that is spikey in appearance, this outdoor or indoor plant is a classic herbaceous perennial. The variegated form is the most popular variety of spider plants. The long narrow leaves reach a length of up to 18 inches.

White flowers are produced on long stalk-like branches that eventually sweep away from the main plant in clusters. This plant flowers freely at all times of the year. You will know that your spider plant is growing its best when it has many flower babies coming from the foliage.

Spider Plant Care

Spider plants like warm, humid weather and can survive outdoors in USDA growing zones 9-11. In other areas with colder winter, they should be grown as indoor houseplants. They grow in a spreading habit and will create new plants where the flower stalks land if not maintained outdoors.

If you are growing this plant on a patio or porch, be sure to give it ample shade. It cannot tolerate full sun. If you do experience leaf burn from too much sunlight, you can cut off any brown or yellowing foliage to encourage new growth. Ideal temperatures are between 50-70 F.

Tolerating a variety of soils, light, and water conditions, these are the ultimate low maintenance indoor plant. They can be grown in bright indirect light or low light settings. Spider plants prefer well draining soil and like to be watered about once a week. Underwatering can kill your houseplant so maintain a routine schedule.

Spider plants can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and 2-2.5 feet wide at full maturity. The perfect small-ish houseplant!

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Botanical Name

Chlorophytum comosum

Sunlight Full Shade / Partial Sun
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green/White
Mature Height 2-3 ft
Mature Width 2-2.5 ft
Growing Zones All Zones
Special Features
  • Low maintenance
  • Add a splash of color to home decor
  • Grow indoors or outdoors

Shipping Info

Once your Variegated Spider Plant order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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