Spider Plant

(48 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum

Common Names: Spider Plant, Airplane Plant, Animal Plant

Overview: Many people have grown the Spider plants in their homes for several years. It is a fast-growing plant that has arching leaves. These plants can make for great decoration pieces, and there are several ways you can repot them and put them around the house. The standard cultivar of the spider plant is characterized by its long, blade-like leaves that blend from a pale yellow to a rich green toward the edges.

The airplane plant is a great option if you just started gardening. It will not require much care and still give you the best results. Moreover, its air purifying features are a great addition to your home, especially if you live in an area with a lot of pollution. Make sure they get adequate sunlight and water, and you are good to go. A little care can go a long way. As long as you follow the right care guidelines, your plants will be in good hands.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Purify and Amplify Your Space with a Spider Plant

The Chlorophytum comosum, also commonly known as the Spider Plant, is a popular choice for plant enthusiasts. These plants make for a beautiful addition to your home, and you can keep them by the window or nearby stairs to add a natural element to your space.

This plant was initially found in the tropical rainforests of South Africa and became popular worldwide in the 19th century. The reason for its popularity can be its air-purifying traits. If you want to improve the air quality of your home, the spider plant can remove 90% of all the toxins in the air.

The ‘Spider Plant’ got its name  because of its pups. The pups of these plants resemble the body of a spider with all its legs. The plant is also known to produce flowers in the summers. There are different types of spider plants, the most popular being the Airplane plant. This type is also called the chlorophytum comosum ‘reverse variegatum’ and has streaked green leaves.

Caring for your Spider Plant

Since these plants are very good at adapting to their environment, you need to be very careful. Do not stress when taking care of them but make sure that you do not entirely neglect them.

Light

There is no strict requirement for this plant’s lighting, but you must ensure that your plant gets adequate to help them grow. The best place for these plants in your home is near the window; partial sunlight will help your plants thrive. However, avoid giving them too much sunlight as that can make the plant’s leaves go brown.

Soil

The spider is not very picky with its soil. There are many different kinds of soils you can use for your animal-plant such you can go for acidic or alkaline soil, or you can also go for a chalky and clay option. Just make sure that the soil is well-drained and does not soak too much water.

Water

It is a good idea to water the new spider plant sparingly. Make sure they are completely dry before you water them the next time. To check the dryness, you can use your finger and push it down on the soil. If the soil is completely dry, you can water the plant again. When the plant becomes mature, you can water it more frequently.

Fertilizer

For spider plants, you can get an all-purpose and water-soluble fertilizer. There is no strong need for fertilizer, but a granular time-release fertilizer can do well for your plant.

Common Issues

These plants are a great example of sturdy plants; they do not damage easily or let pests affect them. However, you might face some common issues when growing these plants.

Pests

The spider plant is susceptible to different pest infestations such as Aphids, spider mites, or mealybugs. These pests can eat your spider plant; however, if you want to avoid them, you can mist them now and then, which will help keep your plants safe from any infestations.

You can also use organic insecticides made of vinegar to remove all the insects.

Disease

Overwatering your reverse variegate can cause different diseases, such as the browning and shriveling of the tips of the leaves. Other than that, it is best to place your plant in a humid room to avoid all sorts of diseases. You can even keep it next to the bathroom, providing your plant with all the humidity it needs.

Pruning 

It would help if you pruned this plant when its roots start to bound. You can cut an inch off the bottom ring from both sides.

Propagation

These plants are easy to propagate, and you just need to repot the plantlets. These plantlets are shorter versions of the plant. Care for them, and you will be able to propagate a mature plant.

Potting/Repotting

You do not need to repot your spider plant often. Their growth is mostly limited to their leaves and plantlets. However, when the root ball rises and protrudes from the pot’s rim, that is when you need to repot your plant. The best time to repot your plants is in the spring.

48 reviews for Spider Plant

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I was pleased with the well packed plant that I recently received

  2. Sean (verified owner)

    Fast delivery. Plant is healthy!

  3. Carol Broughton (verified owner)

    I’m pretty happy with the order.

  4. Drucilla R. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived no damage it’s a full plant needs repotting can’t wait to do so pleased with my purchase

  5. Deanna Shaw-Bontrager (verified owner)

  6. Myrtis B. (verified owner)

    Not good at all. Wouldn’t buy it again

  7. Liz (verified owner)

    My plant came to me so full and healthy. I was amazed at how big it was when I unboxed it. I would order again in the future.

  8. Ashley Riddell (verified owner)

  9. Stephen (verified owner)

    Lovely spider plant with a number of runners ready to clip and pot.

  10. Heather W. (verified owner)

    So happy with my plant! The package was upside down on my porch even though it was clearly marked which side was up. But it was packed so well that it really stayed together all things considered. Will definitely do business again.

  11. Joyce S. (verified owner)

    My plant was securely packed. My plant is so healthy.

  12. Troy S. (verified owner)

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  16. Cindy A. (verified owner)

    I couldn’t find this anywhere locally and was a first time order as well from PlantVine. The Spider Plant received was healthy and safely made it through shipping without any damage. Overall a great plant and ordering experience.

  17. Erica (verified owner)

    Spidey is beautiful

  18. Melissa (verified owner)

  19. Shilpi (verified owner)

    Healthy plant but leaves are scarce

  20. Ann (verified owner)

  21. Amy L (verified owner)

    This plant looks like it had most of it’s leaves trimmed off, and was much smaller than I thought the medium size would be. We will see how much it bounces back. For the money, I wish it had been a bit healthier/larger. All the other plants I ordered were much better than expected, so I am ok with this one being a little “less than.” Still a nice plant.

  22. Cori P. (verified owner)

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  24. Kathleen Schmautz (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant, nicely wrapped and packaged.

  25. Amanda D. (verified owner)

  26. Nancy Hoglund (verified owner)

    Beautiful PlantVine will have me forever

  27. Rosemarie S. (verified owner)

    I’ve ordered Spider plants from 2 other online companies in the past few months. Both times they arrived too damaged to survive. Either every leaf and runner was broken, soil was either dried out or oversaturated, and was nothing like pictured. My third time is a success!!!! My Spider plant from Plantvine arrived in perfect condition and the soil was still moist. Packaged as to not break the runners, and was exactly as pictured. I especially like that I received a picture of my plant before it was sent. Will definitely be buying more plants from You!!!!

  28. Kenneth M. (verified owner)

    Looks great! Not quite as large as I was expecting/hoping but in pristine condition

  29. Matthew Mayfield (verified owner)

    The plant arrived with not a dead leaf in perfect condition and very well packed.

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great plant and very healthy

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Why others chose the Spider Plant

Easy to propagate for more plants and that bushier appearance will look nice on a shelf.

I bought this to add some height and volume to my existing garden, which is predominantly succulents.

pet friendly, air purifying, starter plant