Spider Plant
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Spider Plant
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Spider plant, Airplane plant, St. Bernard's lily, Spider ivy, Ribbon plant, Hen and chickens • Hindi: मुस्ली Musli
Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosum    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Possibly the most popular of all houseplants, spider plant is a grasslike, clump forming, evergreen perennial in the lily family The leaves are linear, 20.3-40.6 cm long and less than 2.5 cm wide. Small white flowers are borne along outward arching wiry stalks. After blooming and fruiting, little tufts of leaves - baby spider plants - develop on the stalks. These little "spiders" take root wherever they touch the ground. Spider plant is native to W. Tropical Africa to Cameroon, Ethiopia to S. Africa, widely cultivated world over.

Identification credit: Shaista Ahmad Photographed in cultivation in Delhi & Imphal.

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