With long, slender curling leaves, the Chlorophytum comosum 'bonnie' or "Bonnie Curly Spider Plant" is one of the most popular, adaptable, and easiest to grow of all hanging houseplants. Native to South Africa, spider plants are very hardy and will survive in less than perfect conditions. Although spider plants prefer bright light, they tend to scorch in direct sunlight, and can also tolerate low-light conditions. Mature spider plants produce 'spiderettes' or plantlets that can be cut off to propagate, providing a never ending supply of spider plants. Adding to the list of reasons to add these nearly impossible to kill plants, results from a clean air study performed by NASA show that spider plants have tremendous air purifying qualities and can remove volatile organic pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. Keep the air in your home clean by adding this fast-growing, healthy addition to your collection.
Water 1-2 times every week, or whenever the soil dries out. Place in medium to bright indirect light and maintain between 60-80F. Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once or twice during the growing season for best results.