Chlorophytum comosum Green Spider Plant 3.75" Pot Live Rooted Plant

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Chlorophytum comosum, common name Spider Plant, is a live, rooted plant growing in a 3.5" wide by 3.75" deep pot. You will receive a plant similar in size and age to the one shown in the photo.

Beautiful pure green foliage plant which is easy to maintain and fast growing. Can get 1 to 2 feet wide with arching foliage and cascading flower stems, which bear young plantlets on the ends. Suitable for indoor pots and hanging baskets in partial to full shade. Keep fairly moist in a well drained potting mix. Although the fleshy roots allow for extended periods of drought, it will come at the expense of brown leaf tips.

Apply a well balance fertilizer at half strength during the spring and summer months when growing most actively. Do not over fertilize, as heavily fertilized plants will develop brown leaf tips and not bear as many plantlets. Although plantlets may occur at any time of the year, they especially respond well under short days and long uninterrupted nights for 3 weeks. Prefers temperatures at 55 to 70 degrees. The fleshy tuberous roots will need to be divided and repotted annually.

On special note, spider plants have been shown to be extremely effective at removing chemicals in the air including formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and carbon monoxide. Spider plants are non-toxic to cats and dogs.