SALE: Heat-Tolerant Annuals 30% Off HERE

Variegated Spider Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Low
  • - Space Required: 28 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Variegated Spider Houseplant
Plant Features

The Variegated Spider Plant, scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum', is a popular and easy-to-care-for houseplant, widely appreciated for its attractive foliage and air-purifying qualities. This variety of Spider Plant is characterized by its long, arching leaves that are striped with white and green. It is well-known for producing small plantlets or "spiderettes" that dangle from the parent plant on long stems, resembling spiders on a web, hence the name.

Caring for a Variegated Spider Plant involves a few key considerations. Brown leaf tips can indicate low humidity, over-fertilization, or exposure to fluoride in tap water. Yellowing leaves might suggest overwatering or poor drainage. While the plant is adaptable to various light conditions, insufficient light can lead to less pronounced variegation. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Spider Plants prefer moderate humidity and are quite resilient, making them ideal for beginners.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Light Requirement East facing windows, South facing windows, West facing windows
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Fertilizer Once per month when actively growing
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 60-85 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 12-18 inches
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Habit Trailing
Foliage Color Variegated
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes