House Plant- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider Plant is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and is completely safe and non-toxic for your fur babies (see our blog on non-toxic house plants). "A NASA study in the 1980’s found that spider plants were one of the top indoor plants for removing formaldehyde and other toxins such as carbon monoxide, common in homes and public spaces from the off-gassing of synthetic materials" says Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulture Professor Emeritus University of Vermont.
This retro plant is still as cool as it was when your grandma had it hanging in her kitchen and she probably gave a lot of the baby "spider" offshoots to her friends. Once they form, the little offshoots are plants in miniature with small roots. You can leave them on for a full plant, or remove some and pot to make new plants. If plants get quite potbound, you can divide them too. Use a potting soil formulated specially for houseplants, not garden soil.
Plants grow best in indirect light, like that of an east facing window or a south or west one that gets some shade during hot summer days.
Sold in 4” nursery pot, photos of mature plants are for example only.
It’s so beautiful and lively! I’m excited to get it hanging in my room to bring some much needed life to it!
My plants came in perfect shape! I can’t wait for them start growing
I’ve ordered this plant before from another company and it was small. The one I received from Full Bloom Nursery was full, healthy and packaged nicely!
My spider plant arrived safely and beautifully. I am very happy With it!
I foolishly expected to see a hanging planter like the one in the picture - even though they said it was in a 4" pot, I assumed it was the hanging pot. The plant itself was bigger than I expected and looked really good. But WHERE can I get that cute little hangling pot?????? That was the big appeal for me!