Common Varieties: Common; Variegatum; Vittatum; Bonnie
Common Name: Spider Ivy; Ribbon Plant
Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum
Light: Outdoors, spider plants prefer to grow in light shade. They can tolerate heavy shade, but their growth won't be as robust. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Indoors, a bright window that gets indirect sun is ideal but it will tolerate low light.
Water: Lightly moist but not soggy soil; Overwatering can cause root rot; sensitive to fluoride and chlorine so use distilled water or water that has sat out for at least a day;
Care: Grown in containers as hanging plants due to the cascading nature of their foliage and their long stems with plantlets; hate drafts; benefits from regular misting when indoors
Details: These plants grow slender, gently arching leaves that can stretch from around 1 to 1.5 feet long on average. The leaves can be green or striped green and white. Mature plants regularly send out long stems that bear small, star-shaped flowers called plantlets.