Spider Plant ‘Reverse Variegatum’ Indoors (Chlorophytum comosum)

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Plant Details

Category: Houseplants
Light: Medium Light
Bloom Season:
Height: 12-24" / 
30-61cm
Space: 12-24" / 
30-61cm
Zones: 10, 11
Lowest Temp: 50° to 80°F / 
10° to 27°C
Colors: White, Green

Basic Care

Plant in ordinary, well-drained soil. Water thoroughly but allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during active growth.

Water

Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings.

Soil

Ordinary, well-drained soil.

Feed

Once every month during growing season.

cat friendly plant

Cat Friendly

dog friendly plant

Dog Friendly

Fast Growth

Heat Tolerant

Ornamental Foliage

Containers

hanging baskets

Hanging Baskets

Features

The spider plant ‘Reverse Variegatum’ produces deep green leaves with narrow white borders. While this is a low-maintenance plant, it is not as drought tolerant as many other varieties and may not be as forgiving if allowed to get too dry. The plants will eventually produce long stems (runners) with tiny white flowers and “baby” plants attached that can be removed and propagated to grow new plants. This is a good plant to grow in a hanging basket or to set on a shelf or plant stand where the baby “spiderettes” can dangle freely.

Uses

Easy to grow indoors or outdoors. Looks great grown in containers and hanging baskets. Potted Chlorophytum plants can be grown outdoors in the summer and brought back inside when temperatures are expected to fall below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C). Can be grown outdoors year-round in frost-free climates; grow it in a pot or in the ground.

Spider Plant ‘Reverse Variegatum’ Indoors (Chlorophytum comosum) Care Guide

Start with a good quality, commercial potting soil. These are usually lighter in weight than topsoil, sterile and pest-free. Many are available with a mild starter fertilizer in the mix.

Select a container with a drainage hole or be prepared to drill holes for drainage if there are none.

Prepare the container by filling with potting soil up to 2” (5cm) from the rim of the planter. Remove the plant from its pot.

Make a small hole in the soil slightly larger than the root ball either by hand or using a trowel. Insert the plant into the hole and press soil firmly around the roots and just covering the root ball. When all the plants are potted, water thoroughly to settle the soil and give plants a good start. Place plant in a reliably sunny location.

Repot every 2 years in the same container or in a container slightly larger than the diameter of the roots.

Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Check the soil moisture with your finger. If the top 2-4” (5-10cm) of soil is dry, or plants are wilted, it is time to water.

Apply water at the soil level if possible to avoid wetting the foliage. Water the entire soil area until water runs out the base of the pot. This indicates that the soil is thoroughly wet.

Most container plants can be pruned freely to maintain the desired size and shape. Keeping the foliage trimmed also keeps the plants looking neat and tidy, encourages the plant to develop more side-shoots and flowers, and reduces the demand for the plant to develop a larger root system. This is important since the roots are in a confined space.

Fertilizers are available in many forms: granulated, slow-release, liquid feeds, organic or synthetic. Determine which application method is best for the situation and select a product with a nutritional balance designed for foliage plants.

Too much fertilizer can damage plants so it’s important to follow the package directions to determine how much, and how often, to feed plants.

Slow-release fertilizers are an especially good, care-free choice for container plants. A single application can often provide plants with the proper level of nutrition all season long.

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