You have to love the nicknames that this week’s houseplant goes by: the airplane plant, the ribbon plant, and (our favorite) hen and chickens. But for most of us, the variegated leaves of Chlorophytum comosum are best known as “the spider plant.”
Spider plants like indirect sunlight, as direct sunlight can burn the tips of their leaves. (Cut the tips off if this happens). They also like nice even moisture, so a good potting soil mix is essential. These guys grow fast, so you might want to repot them every once in a while so they don’t get root-bound.
Like many of the plants we’ve featured in this series, spider plants are good at detoxifying the air.