A picture of a Spider Ivy

Spider Ivy

Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'

Also known as

Spider Plant, Ribbon Plant, Airplane Plant, Hen-En-Kuikens (Afr.)

2007-03-20CChlorophytum comosum Bonnie by Wildfeuer (CC BY 2.5)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Spider Ivy

A photo of Spider Ivy
Chlorophytum 'Bonnie'
2006-12-09Chlorophytum07-03

Spider Ivy Overview

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 plant 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.

Common problems with Spider Ivy

Relative problem free

    Spider Ivy Companion Plants

    Plant under a tree canopy

    How to propagate Spider Ivy

    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!

    Division

    Special features of Spider Ivy

    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