- Easy Care
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 12-15 Inches
- Pet Safe
The Green Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a flowering perennial, native to tropical South Africa. This popular houseplant features thin, ribbon-like leaves that grow from a central point and bend downward, giving it the appearance of a spider. The Spider Plant is able to produce long flower stalks that also come from the central rosette growth point. This plant is loved by houseplant enthusiasts because it’s among one of the easiest houseplants to grow. It also goes by the names “Airplane Plant”, “Ribbon Plant” and “Spider Ivy”.
Best Locations For Growing Green Spider Plant
The cascading nature of the foliage and the long flower stalks make it a great plant for high spaces like up on a shelf or hanging in a basket. The easy-care nature of the Spider Plant makes it a perfect addition to any office or household.
Green Spider Plant Sunlight Requirements
Spider Plant ‘Green’ prefers medium-bright indirect light. It does not like to be in bright direct sunlight, which can cause browning tips or scorched leaves. Place your Spider Plant in a window with east or west exposure for best growth results.
Green Spider Plant Care
This plant grows fairly quickly and will need to be repotted about once every other year. Pick a well-draining, loamy houseplant potting mix. Spider Plant ‘Green’ isn’t particular about soil pH.
Watering Green Spider Plant
During the growing season, keep your plant’s soil moist to encourage growth and blooms. Spider Plant ‘Green’ tolerates average household humidity and temperatures, but can be picky about water. Browning tips could be caused by harsh salts and chemicals in some public tap waters. If you see browning leaf tips, try switching to filtered water.
Feeding Green Spider Plant
Fertilize Green Spider Plant up to twice per month during the spring and summer growing season. In order to avoid overfertilization, don’t feed during the winter months.
Green Spider Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Low|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 12-15 inches|
|Mature Spread: 12-24 inches|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White, Starry Flowers|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Solid Green or Variegated with Stripes Of White or Yellow.|
|Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%|
|Common Name: Green Spider Plant|
|Other Name(s): Spider Plant, Airplane Plant, Spider Ivy|
|Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.