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Spider Plant 'Bonnie'

Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'

Airplane Plant, St. Bernard's lily, Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant, Hen & chickens

This cultivar of a favourite houseplant has been developed to have swirly, curly leaves (especially the baby spiders) The variegated leaves stay evergreen, help to filter air and easily grows in shade, indoors and in baskets making it a popular plant that quickly travelled all over the world.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Flowers can be harvested for the vase, but are short lived

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in Spring and keep moist.
Division
Divide thick clumps of plants and replant.
Suckers
Mother plants often give rise to little plants that can be broken off and replanted. Wait until the new plant has developed roots before removing though!

Special features

Attractive flowers
The inflorescence has long stems with spaced white 6 petal flowers along the middle to end.
Attractive leaves
Evergreen ribbon-like leaves

Geography

Origin
Africa, Northern Namibia, Northern Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa in the Northern Province, the Lowveld and Kwa-ZuluNatal, mainly in the hot, dry river valleys
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Chalk, Compost, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Asparaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Relative problem free

Companion plants

Plant under a tree canopy

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