Spider plan, Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’

Spider plant

  • Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'
  • Common name: Spider plant
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Variegation

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. It’s similar to the variegated cultivar ‘Vittatum’, except ‘Variegatum’ has green leaves with white margins whereas the reverse is true for ‘Vittatum’.

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

How to grow Chlorophytum 'Variegatum'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Avoid strong sunlight, brightspot-not direct sunlight, prefers a shady spot

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Chlorophytum 'Variegatum' and wildlife

Chlorophytum 'Variegatum' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Chlorophytum 'Variegatum' poisonous?

Chlorophytum 'Variegatum' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Chlorophytum 'Variegatum'