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Spider plants (Chlorophytum)
Spider plants comprise a large genus of evergreen tropical and subtropical flowering plants. They have long and slender leaves, fleshy tuberous roots, and often produce small white flowers. They reproduce vegetatively through plantlets, which immediately take root upon touching the ground. Some spider plants make popular houseplants and are commonly found in hanging pots.
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Spider plants, also known as Spider or Airplane plants, has a manageable care profile and is typically hardy in nature. They thrive in bright, indirect light and prefer well-draining soil with consistent watering. However, overwatering can promote root diseases. Temperature-wise, they favour moderate indoor climates (15-24℃). The common challenges include pests like spider mites, and sensitivity towards frost and drastic temperature changes. Seasonal considerations involve reducing watering during winter and increasing during warmer months.
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Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant
The spider plant is a green perennial plant with long, thin leaves that earn it another name, "ribbon plant." It has spread far from its native Africa because it is easy to care for. Since spider plants grow well in partial or full shade, they have become popular houseplants.
Chlorophytum capense
Spider plant
Spider plant (Chlorophytum capense) is a perennial herb related to asparagus. In nurseries, the spider plant is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Chlorophytum capense, because the spider plant's latin name is Chlorophytum comosum. Spider plant grows in California within the United States.
Chlorophytum comosum 'Atlantic'
Spider plant 'Atlantic'
Spider plant 'Atlantic' is a spider plant cultivar with swordlike, cascading leaves that have a green base and white central stripe. This cultivar was probably named for the ocean of the same name. Gardeners often use this cultivar in miniature gardens or small spaces.
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight' is cultivated from Saunder's spider plant and named for its small white blooms. It is similar in appearance to the parent plant, but there is a difference. Unlike spider plants that can’t withstand freezing temperatures, a starlight plant is cultivated for hardiness. The plant can stay outside all year, even in freezing temperatures.
Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'
Variegated Spider Plant
Variegated Spider Plant is a very popular cultivar of one of the most popular houseplants on earth, the spider plant. This cultivar's distinguishing characteristic is its variegated leaves, which are white or cream-colored along their edges and deep green in their middles. This variety is also on the smaller side, compared to other spider plants. The interesting leaves and low maintenance make variegated Spider Plant a great houseplant.
Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'
Curly spider plant
Like several other popular curly spider plant cultivars, the Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie' sports variegated leaves; its two-toned fronds are whitish or yellowish in their middles with dark green on their edges. What sets this cultivar apart is the size and shape of its leaves. Unlike other curly spider plants, which sport long, gently curved leaves, the Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie' has short, highly curved leaves that can even become swirly (especially when young).
Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'
Spider plant 'Vittatum'
You could excuse yourself for accidentally mistaking the spider plant 'Vittatum' with its very close cultivar-cousin, Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'. Both are spider plant 'Vittatum' cultivars with variegated (two-toned) leaves. Spider plant 'Vittatum', though, is distinguished by sporting a thick white or cream stripe down its middle, while having dark green along its edges. This cultivar is also the larger of the two similar-looking plants. The variegated leaves can help brighten up shady areas in the garden.
Chlorophytum comosum 'White Lightning'
Spider plant 'White Lightning'
Spider plant 'White Lightning' is a striking variegated version of the classic spider plant. Its long, arching leaves are green with white edges, creating a unique appeal. This easy-to-care-for plant is great for beginners and makes an excellent hanging or trailing addition to any indoor garden.

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Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant
The spider plant is a green perennial plant with long, thin leaves that earn it another name, "ribbon plant." It has spread far from its native Africa because it is easy to care for. Since spider plants grow well in partial or full shade, they have become popular houseplants.
Spider plant
Chlorophytum capense
Spider plant
Spider plant (Chlorophytum capense) is a perennial herb related to asparagus. In nurseries, the spider plant is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Chlorophytum capense, because the spider plant's latin name is Chlorophytum comosum. Spider plant grows in California within the United States.
Spider plant 'Atlantic'
Chlorophytum comosum 'Atlantic'
Spider plant 'Atlantic'
Spider plant 'Atlantic' is a spider plant cultivar with swordlike, cascading leaves that have a green base and white central stripe. This cultivar was probably named for the ocean of the same name. Gardeners often use this cultivar in miniature gardens or small spaces.
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight' is cultivated from Saunder's spider plant and named for its small white blooms. It is similar in appearance to the parent plant, but there is a difference. Unlike spider plants that can’t withstand freezing temperatures, a starlight plant is cultivated for hardiness. The plant can stay outside all year, even in freezing temperatures.
Variegated Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'
Variegated Spider Plant
Variegated Spider Plant is a very popular cultivar of one of the most popular houseplants on earth, the spider plant. This cultivar's distinguishing characteristic is its variegated leaves, which are white or cream-colored along their edges and deep green in their middles. This variety is also on the smaller side, compared to other spider plants. The interesting leaves and low maintenance make variegated Spider Plant a great houseplant.
Curly spider plant
Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'
Curly spider plant
Like several other popular curly spider plant cultivars, the Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie' sports variegated leaves; its two-toned fronds are whitish or yellowish in their middles with dark green on their edges. What sets this cultivar apart is the size and shape of its leaves. Unlike other curly spider plants, which sport long, gently curved leaves, the Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie' has short, highly curved leaves that can even become swirly (especially when young).
Spider plant 'Vittatum'
Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'
Spider plant 'Vittatum'
You could excuse yourself for accidentally mistaking the spider plant 'Vittatum' with its very close cultivar-cousin, Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'. Both are spider plant 'Vittatum' cultivars with variegated (two-toned) leaves. Spider plant 'Vittatum', though, is distinguished by sporting a thick white or cream stripe down its middle, while having dark green along its edges. This cultivar is also the larger of the two similar-looking plants. The variegated leaves can help brighten up shady areas in the garden.
Spider plant 'White Lightning'
Chlorophytum comosum 'White Lightning'
Spider plant 'White Lightning'
Spider plant 'White Lightning' is a striking variegated version of the classic spider plant. Its long, arching leaves are green with white edges, creating a unique appeal. This easy-to-care-for plant is great for beginners and makes an excellent hanging or trailing addition to any indoor garden.
Chlorophytum Comosum ‘Ocean’
Chlorophytum comosum 'Ocean'
Chlorophytum Comosum ‘Ocean’
Chlorophytum Comosum ‘Ocean’ is cultivated from the Spider plant genus. It has wide, shorter variegated leaves, which sets it apart from other plants in the family. Its unique foliage and star-shaped white flowers make the cultivar a popular houseplant.
Orange Spider Plant
Chlorophytum orchidastrum
Orange Spider Plant
The Green orange Spider Plant does not resemble most orange Spider Plants, as its leaves are broad. It has bright orange and orange-red stems which, unusually, are far more spectacular than its flowers.
Spider plant 'Lemon'
Chlorophytum comosum 'Lemon'
Spider plant 'Lemon'
Spider plant 'Lemon' is a Spider plant cultivar selected to have lemon-yellow foliage, which is how the cultivar got its name. Although its leaves seem solid at first glance, they are actually variegated—each bright green leaf is adorned with a faint, inconspicuous stripe.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Spider plants comprise a large genus of evergreen tropical and subtropical flowering plants. They have long and slender leaves, fleshy tuberous roots, and often produce small white flowers. They reproduce vegetatively through plantlets, which immediately take root upon touching the ground. Some spider plants make popular houseplants and are commonly found in hanging pots.
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Spider plants, also known as Spider or Airplane plants, has a manageable care profile and is typically hardy in nature. They thrive in bright, indirect light and prefer well-draining soil with consistent watering. However, overwatering can promote root diseases. Temperature-wise, they favour moderate indoor climates (15-24℃). The common challenges include pests like spider mites, and sensitivity towards frost and drastic temperature changes. Seasonal considerations involve reducing watering during winter and increasing during warmer months.
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8 most common species:
Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant
The spider plant is a green perennial plant with long, thin leaves that earn it another name, "ribbon plant." It has spread far from its native Africa because it is easy to care for. Since spider plants grow well in partial or full shade, they have become popular houseplants.
Chlorophytum capense
Spider plant
Spider plant (Chlorophytum capense) is a perennial herb related to asparagus. In nurseries, the spider plant is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Chlorophytum capense, because the spider plant's latin name is Chlorophytum comosum. Spider plant grows in California within the United States.
Chlorophytum comosum 'Atlantic'
Spider plant 'Atlantic'
Spider plant 'Atlantic' is a spider plant cultivar with swordlike, cascading leaves that have a green base and white central stripe. This cultivar was probably named for the ocean of the same name. Gardeners often use this cultivar in miniature gardens or small spaces.
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight'
Chlorophytum saundersiae 'Starlight' is cultivated from Saunder's spider plant and named for its small white blooms. It is similar in appearance to the parent plant, but there is a difference. Unlike spider plants that can’t withstand freezing temperatures, a starlight plant is cultivated for hardiness. The plant can stay outside all year, even in freezing temperatures.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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