spider plant


spider plant

noun

: a plant that is often grown in people's houses and that has long narrow leaves and stems which produce smaller plants at the end

Full Definition of SPIDER PLANT

:  any of several cultivars of a southern African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the lily family widely grown as houseplants and having long narrow green leaves usually striped with white or ivory and producing white flowers and tufts of plantlets on long hanging stems

First Known Use of SPIDER PLANT

1944

spider plant

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

African plant of genus Chlorophytum (agave family). This popular houseplant has long, narrow, grassy green-and-white-striped leaves. Periodically a flower stem emerges, and tiny white flowers (not always produced) are replaced by young plantlets, which can then be detached and rooted.

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