- Low Maintenance
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 8-12 Inches
- Pet Safe
The Reverse Spider Plant is also known as Spider Ivy or the Airplane Plant but is botanically named Chlorophytum comosum. With reverse markings to the common spider plant, this Reverse Spider Plant produces long, arching foliage with green centers and a white margin. Possibly one of the easiest houseplants to grow, it is tolerant on many levels and makes a great first houseplant. One of the best air-purifying plants, it is a great choice for any office space or home.
Best Locations For Growing The Reverse Spider Plant
Being considered non-toxic, the Reverse Spider Plant is a great addition to any room and will thrive as long as it receives its basic growing requirements.
Reverse Spider Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Reverse Spider Plant is happiest when placed in bright indirect light, as strong direct sunlight can burn the foliage and cause the markings to fade.
Reverse Spider Plant Care
This popular plant can grow to 24 inches high. However, if it is allowed to trail from a table or shelf it can grow to several feet long. Preferring a temperature of 65 - 85ºF, the Reverse Spider Plant will tolerate most rooms as long as they are not too dry. This spider plant is happy in medium humidity levels but if grown in a dry atmosphere will benefit from being misted every few days. Over time, some leaves may turn brown or die back and can simply be cut away at the base with some sharp and sanitized scissors. One of the easiest plants to propagate, the babies or spiderettes can be snipped off and grown on, in individual pots of soil.
Watering Reverse Spider Plant
The Reverse Spider Plant is tough, although if there is one thing it doesn’t like, it is overwatering, especially during the winter. Hence, it is best to avoid letting this plant sit in an overly wet or soggy soil, which can lead to root rot. As a general guide, it is advisable to only water this plant when the top layer of soil has dried out and even less during the colder months.
Feeding Reverse Spider Plant
To encourage the stunning foliage for which it is grown, the Reverse Spider Plant can be fed every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength.
Reverse 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|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 8-12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 inches|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated Green and Yellow|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Reverse Spider Plant|
|Other Name(s): Spider Plant, Airplane Plant, Spider Ivy|
|Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum variegatum|
|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.