Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'

Spider plant

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage


Half hardy

Skill level


Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'

Plant details

Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum', is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. Grown for its colourful, variegated foliage and stems of baby plants which hang from long stems like flowers, it's the perfect choice for popping on a shelf in the study or living room. It also looks good in hanging baskets and outdoor container displays in summer, but must be taken indoors again in autumn.

For best results grow Chlorophytum comosum in loam-based potting compost, in bright, but not direct, sunlight.

Family: Anthericaceae

Genus: Chlorophytum

Species: comosum

Cultivar: Variegatum

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to August

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The picture here is Chlorphytum comosum 'Vittatum', which has green margins and a central white stripe. The decription (not the picture) is Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum', with white margins on green leaves.

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