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Almanac Planting Co Spider Plant 'Irish' (Chlorophytum comosum 'Irish')

Spider Plant 'Irish'

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Chlorophytum comosum 'Irish'


Use: Houseplant. Patio Plant. Tropical evergreen perennial. 

Benefits: Air purifying plant. Extremely easy to grow. Tolerant of neglect. Produces beautiful small white flowers. 

Zones: 9-11 (used as a houseplant in most other climates)

Sun: Bright indirect to partial shade

Life Cycle: Perennial 

Mature Height: 16"

Mature Width: 16"

Bloom Season: Flowers freely


Chlorophytum comosum 'Irish'—commonly referred to as Spider Plant—is a beautiful and popular houseplant that's also very adaptable, low-maintaitence, and easy to grow. 

It gets its name from the small, spider-like trailing plants that it produces in order to reproduce and spread. They dangle off mother plants, and mildly resemble spiders on a web. These spider-like plants are known as spiderettes, and are typically formed during periods of short days and long nights. 

This particular culitivar, 'Irish', is known for its shorter and broader than average foliage and unique reverse pattern of variegation. 

Spider Plant is particularly effective at air purification. It's known to remove dangerous toxins such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, and other VOCs.  

Great for hanging baskets!

Drought tolerant. 


Spider Plant Care

Thrives in bright indirect sun and partially shaded areas. Avoid exposure to full, strong sun as it may cause leaf burn. 

Chlorophytum comosum 'Irish' may be grown as an outdoor plant in tropical zones 9 - 11.

Prefers soil full of rich, organic compounds. Avoid soil with poor drainage as root rot may likely occur if planted in such. 

Attempt to keep soil slightly moist but not wet between spring and fall. Water less over winter.

This plant does best in moderate temperatures between 60°F and 85°F. Avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures below 50°F.

We suggest fertilizing from spring through fall. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. Apply fertilizer at 1/2 strength and do not overfertilize. 

Does best when slightly rootbound. 


Size of Spider Plant for Sale

We ship our Chlorophytum comosum 'Irish' in 6" grow pots. They will be appropriately sized for the pots that they are in. 

Size of Spider Plant When Fully Grown

Chlorophytum comosum 'Irish' grow to a mature size of around 16" of height and 16" of width. Their trailing "spiderettes" may grow longer. 

Additional Information

What are Common Names of Chlorophytum comosum

  • Spider Plant

  • Spider Ivy

  • Ribbon Plant

  • Hen and Chickens

Toxicity and Risks of Spider Plant

We could not find any information that would suggest that Chlorophytum comosum is toxic to people or pets. 

The ASPCA lists Spider Plant as non-toxic to dogs and cats.