Spider Plant - Variegated
These hardy plants will survive less-than-perfect conditions, and they are stunning when you can mimic their native tropical environment. These plants grow slender, gently arching leaves that can stretch from around 1 to 1.5 feet long on average. The leaves can be green or striped green and white. Mature plants regularly send out long stems that bear small, star-shaped flowers. Once the flowers fall off, tiny plantlets form in their place, which ultimately grow their own roots.
Outdoors, spider plants prefer to grow in light shade. They can tolerate heavy shade, but their growth won't be as robust. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Indoors, a bright window that gets indirect sun is ideal.
Spider plants like lightly moist but not soggy soil. Overwatering can cause root rot and ultimately kill the plant. These plants are sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in water, which can brown the leaf tips.1 So if possible, use rainwater or distilled water for container plants.