General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Green with creamy-white margins
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Spider Plant
Also sold as:
  • Reverse Variegated
  • Reverse Variegatum

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden
Date: 2023-09-23

Date: 2018-04-12
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2018-04-10
Location: Front porch with a skirt full of baby plantlets!
Date: 2023-10-08
Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New Jersey
Date: 2013-07-08
The center of the leaves of the 'variegatum' is green with the wh
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Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-07-13
Location: Growing in the ground under a tree in my backyard.
Date: September 19, 2011

Date: 2021-09-08

Date: 2018-04-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11

Date: 2014-07-02
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-03-31
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-03-31
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2018-04-10
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-10-02
Location: Seville, Spain | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-05
Location: Home
Date: 2011-11-22
Stolons forming new plants with roots and shoots
Location: NE Washington, Zone 5b
Date: 4/06/2014
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-03-31
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
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Uploaded by Plantomaniac08
Location: February, 2024
Date: 2024-02-05
Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New Jersey
Date: 2010-01-09
Reverse Variegated Spider Plant
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photo credit: Yercaud-elango

photo credit: Digigalos
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11
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  • Posted by JB (Wrightstown, New Jersey - Zone 6b) on Apr 6, 2014 1:44 PM concerning plant:
    Identifying factor of the 'variegatum' is that the leaves are GREEN with WHITE margins. Just the reverse of the 'vittatum'.

    Some growers call it "reverse variegated".
Plant Events from our members
BlondieRides On May 12, 2015 Bloomed
Pretty white flowers beginning to show. Fed it today with 15-30-15 granular.
Rh48 On September 25, 2015 Obtained plant
Received well rooted plant in 3 in pot. Will soon combine with recently transplanted baby.
Rh48 On September 6, 2015 Transplanted
Moved well rooted baby from water to 6 inch pot.
Rh48 On August 12, 2015 Obtained plant
Purchased 'baby' plant on eBay.
TheWitchBoy On November 5, 2017 Seeds sown
Beginning experiment of the viability (and duration of viability) of C. comosum seeds. This is batch #1 of the treat seeds, and 1 of 2 control groups.
lemonFresh On June 23, 1999 Obtained plant
theinferno On March 17, 2019 Maintenance performed
Repotted my spider plant and fertilized both with three 10-10-4 fert sticks each.
theinferno On March 5, 2019 Obtained plant
Got my own spider plant.
theinferno On January 22, 2019 Obtained plant
JJ got his spider plant.
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