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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 plants are one of the easiest houseplants to grow. They are grown for their colourful foliage and look good in containers or hanging baskets, either in the house or conservatory. Grow in loam-based potting compost, in bright, but not direct, sunlight. 'Variegatum' has long, linear, green leaves with white margins.

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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