spider plant

noun
plural spider plants

Definition of spider plant

: any of several cultivars of a southern African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the asparagus 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

Examples of spider plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Follow these simple spider plant care and growing tips from Yost. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 23 June 2022 Certain plants, like a pothos or spider plant, are easy to propagate, meaning a cutting can grow roots and become its own plant, or be added back into the pot for a denser look. Ariel Cheung, Chicago Tribune, 18 May 2022 The spider plant gets its name from the small plantlets that develop and dangle down on stems from the mother plant resembling spiders on a web. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Mar. 2022 Unlike terrestrial types, such as a spider plant, these gather nutrients and drink up the water droplets from the air. Yelena Moroz Alpert, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 Medium-light plants include begonia, croton, fiddle-leaf fig, peperomia, rubber plant, schefflera, and spider plant. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Sep. 2021 The easiest house plants to grow include the spider plant, pothos, snake plant, aloe, English ivy and philodendron. Leah Koenig, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Certain plants, like a pothos or spider plant, are easy to propagate, meaning a cutting can grow roots and become its own plant, or added back into the pot for a denser look. Ariel Cheung, chicagotribune.com, 3 Apr. 2021 Like the snake plant and spider plant, which are also low-maintenance plants, rubber trees look good with little effort from you! Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 20 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of spider plant

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spider plant was in 1944

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

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“Spider plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spider%20plant. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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