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Plant Know-How: Chlorophytum comosum

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Chlorophytum comosum, or the Spider Plant, might be one of the most recognizable houseplants. You may have grown up with your parents or grandparents growing one in an old school macrame hanger. Chlorophytum comosum has been kept as a houseplant for a long time and for good reason. This is an easy going and forgiving plant, and with a wide range of cultivars it makes for an great addition into any home! One of the most interesting and endearing things about Chlorophytum comosum is the way it grows plantlets at the end of long vines. When these plantlets reach the soil they'll root themselves and become another plant! You can also place them in water while still attached to the mother plant to root them further, or simply leave them alone and enjoy the unique way they grow! If you find yourself enamored with this plant and its unique growth habit then keep reading to learn how to best care for your own Chlorophytum comosum!
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Light: Chlorophytum comosum is pretty easy going when it comes to what light it needs to thrive. While Chlorophytum comosum does best in medium to bright indirect light, some all green varieties can be grown in lower light settings. Variegated cultivars will need to be grown in bright indirect light to maintain their color.

Water: Water your Chlorophytum comosum when about half of the soil has gone dry. This is a plant that will look visibly droopy and often its color will fade when it's thirsty.

Did you know? Chlorophytum comosum is a pet safe plant! Which is great as the springy, grass-like leaves are often a cat magnet!

Want to add one of these beloved houseplants into your home? We have Chlorophytum comosum available in-store!