spider plant, airplane plant
Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features:
Leaves linear, most 30-40cm long x 2-3cm wide, base sheathing, apex acute and tapered to a point, margins entire and recurved; produces small young plants from nodes that hang from the parent plant.
0.2 - 0.4m
0.3 - 0.6m
Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Part sun/part shade
Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Google. Cultivars shown may include C. ‘Vittatum’ (white stripe along the midrib) and C. 'Variegatum' (has white leaf margins).
Soft flexible, Parallel venation
Colour in Summer:
Green, cv. Variegatum: white margins; cv. Vittatum: white central stripe.
Number Of Petals:
Flower Time at Peak:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Uninterrupted long nights (> 13 hours) are required for flower initiation. Cymose clusters at nodes but the overall effect is racemose.
Bark or Stem Colour:
Fleshy monocot roots, Rhizomes, Runners (or stolons), Runners (and plantlets at the tips or nodes) form after flowering and 3+ weeks of short days and long, uninterrupted nights.
Division - above ground parts, Division - below ground parts
Requires regular repotting or division.
Leaf scorch, Mites, Root rot, Scale insects
- HORT 1193/1293
- (GNH) GreeNHouse