spider plant

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 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 One of my favorite houseplants is the spider plant. Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2020 But anyone who's struggled to keep even a spider plant alive knows that a green thumb, even of the humble indoor variety, doesn't come naturally to everyone. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 11 Aug. 2020 Some plants, like snake plant, spider plant, African violets, and Christmas cactus actually prefer tight shoes, so to speak, but most other plants like room for their roots. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 10 Mar. 2020 Also on view are a white bird of paradise, ferns, and spider plants. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, 14 Sep. 2019 The store is filled with succulents, spider plants, cacti and various leafy house plants. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of spider plant

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Spider plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spider%20plant. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spider plant

: 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


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