Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum "Vittatum")


 

NASA Certified
Air Purification Rating
Very good for removing chemical vapours with a good transpiration rate which is ideal for air circulation.
Summary
The spider plant was elevated to a world-wide super hero in 1984 when NASA first published results showing it's ability to remove toxins from the air.
Subsequent studies have identified even better air purifying plants but the spider remains a solid performer.
Family
Liliaceae (lily)
Origin
South Africa
Care and Maintenance
Keep soil evenly moist but allow it to dry out slightly between waterings. Feed regularly in the spring and summer but less in the autumn and winter.
Grows well in all purpose potting mix.
Light Conditions
Semi-sun to semi-shade
Temperature
Day: 18 to 24 degrees celsius
Night: 13 to 18 degrees celsius
Pests and Problems
Aphids, scale insects and mealybugs may occur in too dry a location.