Spider Plant 'Bonnie'

Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'

Airplane Plant, St. Bernard's Lily, Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant

profile icon2007-03-20CChlorophytum comosum Bonnie
by Wildfeuer (CC BY 2.5)
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profile icon2007-03-20CChlorophytum comosum Bonnie
by Wildfeuer (CC BY 2.5)
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A favourite houseplant that easily multiplies by generating offsets on the end of long stems. Break the offsets off and root in soil or water to grow into new plants. This cultivar has been developed to have swirly, curly leaves (especially the baby spiders) and these are also strongly variegated, with white striping. This species can help to filter air and easily grows in shade, indoors and in baskets making it a popular plant that may be found all over the world.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Seed

Sow seeds in Spring and keep moist.

Suckers

Mother plants often give rise to little plants that can be broken off and replanted. Wait until the new plant has developed roots before removing though!

Special features

Attractive flowers

The inflorescence has long stems with spaced white 6 petal flowers along the middle to end.

Attractive leaves

Evergreen ribbon-like leaves

Drought resistant

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Africa, Northern Namibia, Northern Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa in the Northern Province, the Lowveld and Kwa-ZuluNatal, mainly in the hot, dry river valleys

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Chalk, Compost, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Relative problem free

Companion plants

Plant under a tree canopy
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