Spider Plant

There's a reason why the spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) is one of the most popular houseplant. Listed as a top air cleaner by NASA, tests showed the plant removes around 90% of the potentially cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde from the air.

 

Light: Bright, indirect light

Water: Spider plants enjoy a thorough watering but prefer to dry out in-between waterings. Letting a spider plant sit in water will cause root rot. Spider plants love to be misted. 

Temperature: Spider plants prefer cooler room temperatures, 55 - 65 degrees.

Good to know: When spider plants become root bound, they will begin shooting off babies, or spiderettes. If you plan on maintaining the babies on the plant, ensure the plant has sufficient water and fertilize occasionally, as baby making takes energy. Want a free spider plant or two? Clip the babies and soak the base in water. Roots will appear within a week. 

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