Hawaiian Spider Plant

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  • Pet Safe
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

How do you picture Hawaiian Spider Plant?  Maybe you envision its slim, elongated leaves mirroring an arachnid’s legs as they grow tall and then curve downward as a spider? Or perhaps you see its variegated foliage, painted with segments of cream and chartreuse, as a cluster of multicolored satin ribbons fluttering in the wind? Either way, this tropical perennial is unique and attractive. This lovely evergreen originates from Africa, and is also known as Chlorophytum comosum, Spider Plant 'Hawaiian', Spider Ivy, Spider Plant, Ribbon Plant, and Airplane Plant. It looks great planted in a hanging pot with its plantlets draped about, and yields small but splendid ivory blooms. With all these traits, this lovely house plant will offer color and charm to any home or office for years to come.

Best Locations For Growing Hawaiian Spider Plant

Hawaiian Spider Plant thrives in bright indirect light, temperatures ranging between 70-90°F, and humidity levels ranging between 40% to 80%. And? Since this lovely house plant is nontoxic to people and pets, you won’t have to worry about little hands or paws coming into contact with this hybrid.

Hawaiian Spider Plant Sunlight Requirements

Hawaiian Spider Plant prefers bright, indirect light. Any room with south-facing, west-facing or east-facing windows will suffice; however, during any periods of direct light, it is wise to place this lovely house plant a few feet away from any windows to prevent its leaves from being sunburned.

Hawaiian Spider Plant Care

A 4-inch or 6-inch pot is a good-sized starter home for your Hawaiian Spider Plant. It prefers aerated, well-draining soil with a neutral pH. To promote growth and avert fungal disease, use a good houseplant potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite/coco coir.

While Hawaiian Spider Plant does not require frequent pruning, dead leaves should be trimmed in order to promote growth and prevent disease. To promote bushier growth, remove the offsets. This will enable the plant to use more of its resources for growth versus reproduction. 

This slow-growing hybrid will normally need to be repotted only every two to three years, preferably at the beginning of the growing season in spring. Simply repot your Hawaiian Spider Plant in a pot that is one to two inches bigger than the old pot. Also, if you love your Hawaiian Spider Plant so much that you want it to multiply, you can propagate this hybrid using offsets or seeds.

Watering Hawaiian Spider Plant

Hawaiian Spider Plant only requires watering when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry to the touch. During the growing season, you will typically need to water this hybrid once or twice each week but less frequently during the dormant period of fall and winter.

Feeding Hawaiian Spider Plant

Feed your Hawaiian Spider Plant a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer biweekly except during this plant’s dormant period, or winter months. Watch, however, for leaves that are turning brown. This may be an indication of over-fertilizing. Fertilize sparingly to avoid chemically damaging this plant’s foliage.

Hawaiian 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: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 4 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Bold Green Foliage with Golden Stripes Down The Middle
Temperature: 70° - 90°F (21° - 32°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Hawaiian Spider Plant
Other Name(s): Spider Plant, Airplane Plant, Spider Ivy
Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum 'Hawaiian'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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