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Spider plant 'Variegatum'    

Chlorophytum comosum

  • 40 plantings
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  • 1 wanted
  • 2 stashed

Variegatum is a variety of Spider plant which is a member of the Chlorophytum family. Its botanical name is Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   White. Leaves usually appear in   North Texas Green and   White colour.

Evergreen rhizomatous perennial with fibrous or fleshy roots. Flowers in the summer and then produces plantlets. Usually grown in hanging baskets.

These also make a good ground cover under trees just keep in mind their spreading compacity and thin them back and remove pups to keep contained. They are actually much hardier and more versatile then generally reported.

Variegatum grows as a Perennial and is a Houseplant. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally reaching to a mature height of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm), Variegatum grows with a clump-forming growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in early spring.

Variegatum Spider plant is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Variegatum have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Variegatum

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Keep soil moist especially when in baskets or containers being sure to not let the soil dry out between watering. Each pup produced can be used to start a new plant. Plant pups with visable roots in shaded area in the garden for it’s lovely variegated folliage or plant them in hanging baskets, pots or other containers that allow them to cascade down.

The amount of light will effect leaf color, pup production and standing up or drorping of leaves ie in shade they will tend to droop but in well lighted areas they will stand up more arched.

They ae also sensetive to salt and flouride, catch up some rain water to water them if not exposed to natural rain and be sure to leech them occasionally to avoid build up in the soil..

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Variegatum is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Variegatum needs a potting mix, sandy and loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Variegatum from seed

Transplanting Variegatum

Variegatum is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 21°C / 70°F.

Harvesting Variegatum

Other Names for Spider plant 'Variegatum'

spider plant, Variegated Spider plant, Airplane Plant, St. Bernard’s Lily, Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant