This NASA certified air-purifying spider plant is an 'EASY GO, EASY GROW' plant and low maintenance as well. Long, flowing leaves add a perfect charm to your desk, balcony and even hanging planters. Spider plant is a herbaceous perennial houseplant in the asparagus family. It is commonly grown as a houseplant for its adaptability to many conditions. Spider plants prefer medium light levels yet can tolerate deep shade. Its long, green foliage with white variegations looks good in both hanging planters and desktop setups. In favourable conditions, it blooms with small white flowers and its pups grow on hanging stems. Spider plant does particularly well in hanging baskets or other containers where the leaves and stems can cascade down the side.
It is intolerant to direct sunlight. It prefers medium light levels and can tolerate deep shade.
It grows best in moist soil and medium air humidity, though it is tolerant of drought and dry soil. Avoid watering with tap water as chlorine and fluoride can cause leaf tip burn. Reduce watering during winter. Water once a week to keep it happy.
Where to Grow
It should be grown indoors or should be kept in shade in the garden as it is intolerant to direct sunlight.
Use plant micro food every month and water the plant. Do not over-fertilize as this decreases plantlet formation. Spider plant propagates easily by plantlets or division. Stolons and plantlets are light-dependent and developed when the mother plant receives short days and long interrupted nights- less than 12 hours of light a day- for at least three weeks.
The spider plant is considered among the easiest air-purifying plants to grow. It is effective in removing harmful chemicals from the air, such as carbon monoxide, xylene, formaldehyde and toluene. Spider plants are known to bring good luck and good health in eastern culture.