Chlorophytum Houseplant - 13cm

SKU: 779286
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Spider Plants, or Chlorophytum, are timeless and easy to look after houseplants that originate from the tropical and southern regions of Africa. They are potentially one of the easiest and rewarding indoor plants you can grow. A Spider Plant does need some attention in order to really make it perform at its best, but it's extremely tolerant should you accidentally forget about it from time to time. This is in part due to the thick white roots, or rhizomes, it produces in order to store food and moisture for long term support.

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The slender, arching leaves are dark green with a creamy white stripe. Leaves grow from a central crown and can reach up to 1 ft (30 cm) long. Give this plant plenty of light for the best leaf color. Plants grown in low light may lose their variegation. The spider plant is listed as non toxic to cats and other pets. But, it's still not good for cats to be eating spider plant leaves - they may pose a potential risk. Cats adore eating foliage form Spider Plants but make cats hallucinogenic. Watering: Water your Spider Plant liberally in the growing months (Spring through to Autumn / Fall) and you will get a good rate of growth and a high chance of Spider Babies. Water only sparingly in Winter as growth slows regardless at this time or year and too much unused water can trigger rotting. Room Temperature: If the soil is dry it will survive without issue down to 5�C / 41�F. If the soil is wet or you go colder than this, some damage will likely result. Any exposure to a hard frost will totally destroy the plant over night. The average warmth of a typical home is the key to good growth.
Colour of flower
Not flowering but could have white flowers (at age)
(H)25 x (W)20cm
Care instructions
Avoid high light intensities because of burning tips. But still need high lighted circumstances so a place with diffuse light (behind curtains) will do. New runners can be used for propagation.
Colour of foliage
green and yellow variegated
Feeding instructions
Don't feed newly planted Spider Babies / Pups, or the mature plants in the Winter months. Otherwise feel free to feed every few weeks.
Planting instructions
If ideal care has been provided, you will end up repotting the plant each spring until it reaches maturity (2 to 5 years). It's always best and very easy to propagate Spider Plants by their offsets, some people also divide the plant when they repot. If you don't want to divide yours but you're worried it's too big and you aren't able to move it to a different location, don't repot into a larger container and this will restrict its growth.
Rate of growth
Soil type
The prefect soil for your Spider Plant will be well draining, but also retain moisture. A good high quality potting soilor soil formulated for African Violets will perform well
Sowing period
Latin name
Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'
Eventual height
Eventual width
Quantity in pack
Safety information
Caution - toxic if eaten
Pot size
Room position
Needs a bright spot to keep stripes. Avoid Direct sunlight.

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