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Spider Plant - 6" Hanging Basket

Spider Plant - 6" Hanging Basket

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Spider plant, scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum, is a popular houseplant known for its arching, grass-like leaves and its ability to produce long, hanging stems with "baby" plantlets at their tips.

Spider plants have long, slender leaves that arch gracefully outward from the center of the plant. The leaves are typically green with white or cream stripes running along their length, although there are variegated varieties with different color patterns available as well.

One of the unique features of spider plants is their ability to produce long, arching stems with small plantlets, also known as "spiderettes" or "babies," at their tips. These plantlets can be left attached to the parent plant or rooted in soil or water to create new plants.

Light requirements: Spider plants thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly during the morning or evening hours, but intense, direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves. Placing them near a window with filtered light or in a well-lit room is ideal.

Watering and care: Spider plants prefer to be kept evenly moist but not overly wet. Water them when the top inch of the soil feels dry, allowing any excess water to drain away. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Spider plants also appreciate higher humidity levels, so misting the leaves occasionally or placing them near a humidifier can be beneficial.

Propagation: Spider plants are easy to propagate through their plantlets. Simply cut off the plantlet once it has developed roots or encourage the plantlet to root by placing it in water or directly into a well-draining soil mix. Once the roots have established, it can be treated as a separate plant.

Air-purifying properties: Spider plants are known for their air-purifying qualities. They can help remove harmful pollutants from the air, such as formaldehyde and xylene, making them a great choice for improving indoor air quality.

Spider plants are generally non-toxic to humans and pets, but it's always a good practice to keep plants out of reach of curious pets or children.

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