Plant Care Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

4.4 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Spider plants are an incredibly popular houseplant known for their ability to grow plantlets along their stems. These plantlets can be removed and grown to create new plants! Spider plants are used as a charm of protection by the Nguni people of South Africa, who dip the roots of spider plants in water to make a tea for pregnant mothers. šŸ«–


Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegata'

Also known as

Variegated Airplane Plant and Chlorophytum comosum 'Reverse Variegatum'

How to care for Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™


How often to water your Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Water needs for Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™
0.5 cups
every 9

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesnā€™t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive šŸ’Ŗ.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ in your home šŸ”.


How to fertilize Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil itā€™s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ after it doubles in size or once a yearā€”whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4ā€ pot your plant is in, and that it doesnā€™t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Spider Plant 'Variegatumā€™ has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Nikkiteen avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 550 XP

Iā€™ve had my spider plants for about a year now and not one of them have died yet, so itā€™s definitely saying something for someone who does NOT have a green thumb.

Itā€™s almost impossible to kill a spider plant, so if you did; donā€™t buy plants at all. šŸ’€

Survivor Survivor
Nikkiteen avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 550 XP

Great between waterings, donā€™t need to worry much.

Survivor Survivor
Wenborri avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 16 XP
globe Ermington, New South Wales

Donā€™t put it into a small pot, I did that and it stunted itā€™s growth so much, also use filtered water otherwise the tips will start to brown ļ¼(ā—Ž_ā—Ž;)

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Chelseus avatar
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 456 XP
globe New York

With proper love it will either grow super fast, or die super quick! Also very dramatic and will let you know when it wants water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily

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