Chlorophytum comosum or Spider plant
House Plants

Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

Scientific name: Chlorophytum comosum

Common names: Spider Plant. Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: Native to South Africa

Height: 1 to 2 feet

Spread: 1 to 2 feet

Zones: 9 through 11


Plant Care

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Moderately watered, water when dry.

Frost Tolerant: No

Drought Tolerant: Yes



Methods: Division or plantlets.

The plant root mass may be divided into new plants.  Plantlets that develop on a thicker stock may be easily rooted for new plants.1


Not toxic to dogs and cats.3

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Floridata. Chlorophytum comosum. Accessed August 11, 2019.
  2. 2.
    Chlorophytum comosum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed August 11, 2019.
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