Spider plants are originally from South Africa. Submitted by Donnis Mack on May 10, 2019 - 10:18am, Submitted by The Editors on May 31, 2019 - 12:40pm. Do not let soil dry out too much. Indoor plant food is a help, especially when they are inside. I just need one more and then I will be done. The results showed that the extract helped in significantly reducing the volume and weight of the tumor. It is an amazing thing and an amazing plant! Submitted by Scooter on September 14, 2020 - 3:56pm. African daisies look a lot like common daisies, with petals radiating around a center disk. As for the pot within a pot: it would be best to use a clay pot or a pot made of some other breathable material, as plastic may hold in too much moisture if you’re not careful. These are great plants, so easy. You can prune them as you like. Very attached & determined, I kept the faith & it eventually became as pretty as ever. I decided to transplant it and when I dug it up, there were many roots that had swollen to the size of a pencil. African Spider Plant ( Variety is as shown in the pictures ) Also Known As : Cleome gynandra, Shona cabbage, African cabbage, spiderwisp, cat's whiskers, chinsaga and stinkweed In English, there are several names including African spider plant, cat's whisker's spider flower, and spiderwisp. Submitted by jan on January 6, 2021 - 6:28pm. They look especially good along the edge of a container or bed, as long as they are kept out of direct sunlight. Alternatively, I have read that spider plants are edible and the pups can be used in stirfries. They are even in the Asteraceae family, along with Shasta daisies and zinnia. Cleome gynandra, also known as African Cabbage, African spider plant, Spider Wisp, and cat’s whiskers – is a wild green leafy vegetable originated in tropical Africa and Southeast Asia. My spider plant is quite healthy, started from 6 pups from a neighbors plant about 7-8 months ago. I've had a scrap of spider plant living in water for about five years now. Yup! The scientific name for spider plant is chlorophytum comosum and they belong to the Asparagaceae family . These scientifically proven Spider Plant Benefits will make you the fan of this low-maintenance houseplant.. As interesting as its name, these spider plant benefits are wonderful and can make you a fan of this plant.. Common Names: Airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, Ribbon plant, and Hen and chickens Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum 1. I greatly appreciate your articles about plants. Spider plants can be sensitive to too much salt (nutrients) in their water, so use a diluted solution. You may even think they've been dyed or painted. Here is a Tanzanian folktale, Discover the unique history and benefits of African yam bean, Do you know that the African native potato is Anti-cancer? You’re better off getting a true aquatic plant for your aquarium! Although considered as a weed, the African spider plant is highly nutritious with plenty of vitamins and other nutrients and hence can be added to a healthy and balanced diet. My original spider plant has to be a great, x 10 or more grandma by now. Spider plants prefer temperatures between 55 and 80°F (13–27°C), which makes them a great indoor houseplant. That depends on where you live. AFRICAN SPIDER FLOWER, CAT’S WHISKERS, AFRICAN CABBAGE, CLEOME GYNANDRA This plant is not related to the Caribbean cat’s whiskers plant, but is more closely related to a cabbage, its DNA analysis has shown, so it was moved from the caper family, Capparidaceae or Cappariceae to one of its own recently, and is now in the Cleomaceae family. This plant always throws a fit when I move it around too much. I have so many now (they do make a great little housewarming gift) I think I'll try planting some outside in the ground and see if I can't figure some kind of vertical placement. Known as shona cabbage, African cabbage, spiderwisp, cat’s whiskers, chinsaga, African spider plant, cat’s whisker’s, spider flower, feuilles caya, mozambe, volatin, masambey, jasmin de rio, wild spinach, vaminta, vayinta, marathi, chinsaga, dek, shwetahudhude, phak sian, munyevhe, ulude, white massambee, spider-wisp, small spider flower or even just Spinach in many parts of Africa. They grow from a central rosette. My spider plant who I named "Bud" was given to me almost exactly 40 years ago. Try fertilizing the plant or repotting it with fresh soil and see if that makes a difference! And this was only two months ago! Spider plant, (Chlorophytum comosum), African plant of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) commonly grown as an ornamental houseplant. This Delicious Fish Sauce Recipe Should Be Added To Your Food Menu Immediately, How to Prepare a Kenya Mutura and Mahu Recipe, How To Prepare Tunisian Couscous with these 10 Easy Steps. Alternatively, set the still-attached pups into pots of soil placed next to the mother plant. Therefore, when a spider plant has black tips, water may be the most influencing factor. If you have a lot of the pups on your plant, try contacting a local school or charity thrift shop to see if they're interested in selling them as a fund raiser. Submitted by Kay Brenner on August 28, 2019 - 9:27pm. I am not able to get a photo transferred over. In other words, they work well indoors with only moderate watering. Chlorophytum Comosum ‘Reverse Variegatum’ Once the pups have rooted themselves to the soil, they can be cut loose from the mother plant. That is normal. I don't rotate it (since space is an issue) so all of the leaves are growing towards the light. Submitted by Barbara L Butler on October 1, 2019 - 7:52pm. The most common type of spider plant is Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’, featuring a white stripe in the middle of each blade. “Variegatum” – This variety features a white stripe running down the edges of the green leaves. The plant is either cultivated or harvested from the wild. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! What's wrong? Will this work out okay? We recommend the following varieties to newbie spider plant owners. The variegated species are the most popular types found in indoor gardens. All varieties are easy to care for and fun to have. Or could I thin them out some. Submitted by Kay Brenner on August 28, 2019 - 9:24pm. Spider plants are very popular houseplants, and for good reason. The Spider Plant, Chlorophytum comosum, is a species of Chlorophytum native to South Africa.. Spider plants have long narrow leaves that are 20–40 cm (8–15 in) long and 5–20 mm (0.2–0.8 in) broad. 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