The Spider Plants are one of the most common houseplants, as they are easy to grow and propagate. This plant is very tolerant of neglect, being able to thrive in nearly any type of condition. Spider plants have also been shown to improve the indoor air qality by removing toxins / heavy metals from the air.
Common Name: Ribbon Plant, Airplane Plant, Spider Plant
Toxic Principle: Non-toxic
(Ref.: OSU Center for Veternary Health Sciences)
Spider plants have long narrow leaves that are 8–15 in (20 - 40 cm) long and 0.2 - 0.8 in (5–20 mm) broad, which grow from a central rosette. Spider plants grow quickly to 2 to 2½ feet wide and 2 to 3 feet long when grown in a hanging basket. The Spider Plant also produces branched stolons with small white flowers and baby plantlets.
The long, grassy leaves are available in green or striped yellow or white. Long wiry stems appear on healthy plants with many small white flowers and miniature plantlets. If these new plantlets touch soil, they will root. The plantlets can be either detached to produce new plants, or left on to create a very full basket.
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