Chlorophytum; Spider Plant/Hen and Chickens
Chlorophytum comosum is one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain and a favourite on your journey of discovery with indoor plants. With long slender sword-like leaves that arch from a common central crown, these graceful plants work well in hanging baskets or atop shelves and tables to allow for their trailing habits to be on full display.
Needing only moderate light, these elegant beauties have numerous benefits, producing oxygen and purifying the air in your home and office, by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. They are safe for pets and as such can be displayed just about anywhere in your home and offices spaces, even on the floor in a beautiful cluster with your other indoor plants.
Spider Plant or Hen and Chickens
Water requirements for Chlorophytum/Spider Plants:
Does not need a lot of water. So a good watering once a week will suffice. It is important not to over water, so always feel the soil with your fingers and only when it is dry water it again. During Spring and Summer, you can keep the soil of your Spider Plant predominantly moist (not completely soggy), reducing watering into the colder months.
Ideal Light Conditions for Chlorophytum/Spider Plants:
The Spider Plant only needs moderate light to survive. Avoid areas with direct sunlight but bright light areas will enhance the leaf colour and also encourage new shoots. Furthermore, the Spider Plant can survive in artificial lighting, making these interesting plants perfect for office spaces or even low light areas like bathrooms.
Benefits of Chlorophytum/Spider Plants:
One of the easiest indoor plants to maintain, the Spider Plant produces oxygen whilst purifying the air in your home and office by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. Additionally, Spider Plants are non-toxic and are in fact edible, making them safe for pets and young children. When placed in office and home spaces Spider Plants can assist in fostering happy vibes, increasing productivity, decreasing stress and enriching overall well-being.
General Care for Chlorophytum/Spider Plants:
Spider Plants are ideal for beginner gardeners and those newbies to indoor plants. With the ability to thrive in most lighting conditions indoors (no direct sunlight) and regular watering and care, your versatile Spider Plant is really forgiving and a great start in the journey of Discovering Your Wild and learning how to #livein!
When your Spider Plant becomes difficult to water because the plant is bulging from the edge of the pot, repot it into a bigger pot to ensure that it has enough space to grow. See our Potting Indoor Plants blog post by clicking |here| for a step by step guide.
Brown leaves can be an indication of under-watering or over-watering. Ensure that the soil is just moist to the touch at all times, so during colder months you must water less. Just remove the unsightly leaves if this occurs and be more vigilant about feeling the soil before watering. Additionally, offices that use aircons or central heating could cause the Spider Plants to develop brown tips on its leaves, simply move the plant to a cooler room and remove the affected tips.
At Lifestyle Home Garden we sell potted and hanging Chlorophytum’s which can be found in our indoor plant section. Visit us and look for one of our friendly Sales Team members in green Lifestyle golf shirts to assist you in finding what you need!
We also understand that shopping for indoor plants can be daunting when you are not sure exactly how or what to do, so we have put together a Shopping for Indoor Plants Guide to help you Discover Your Wild with indoor plants.