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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- Low maintenance
- Add a splash of color to home decor
- Grow indoors or outdoors