Plant Care Variegated Spider Plant
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Variegated Spider Plant

4.5 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Variegated Spider Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Variegated Spider Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

airplane plant, St. Bernard's lily, spider ivy, ribbon plant and hen and chickens

Taxonomy

Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'
Chlorophytum
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Variegated Spider Plant

Water

How often to water your Variegated Spider Plant

Water needs for Variegated Spider Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Spider Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’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 Variegated Spider Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Variegated Spider Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Spider Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Variegated Spider Plant 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Variegated Spider Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated Spider Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Spider Plant: 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 it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Variegated Spider Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Variegated Spider Plant

Variegated Spider Plant

Variegated Spider Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Variegated Spider Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Variegated Spider Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Variegated Spider Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Variegated Spider Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Variegated Spider Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Variegated Spider Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Variegated Spider Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Taylorship avatar
@Taylorship
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,289 XP
globe Shellsburg, Iowa
07/28/2021

Very easy beginner’s plant if you are just starting out!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Martin avatar
@Martin
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 3,260 XP
globe New York
02/17/2021

Not a fan of how easily the tips brown. Too much water? Too little water? Tap water quality? Too much light?

If plants lived on Sesame Street, we found Oscar the Grouch 🥲

Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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