6 Types of Spider Plants | Different Varieties of Spider Plants

Known for its attractive foliage, Spider plant adds greenery to interiors with clean and fresh air! Here are the best Types of Spider Plant you can grow!

Spider plants have a very unique appearance, thanks to their spider-like foliage! They are also prized for their ability to remove harmful toxins from the air. Learn about the types of spider plants for your balcony and living room with this beautiful houseplant!

Check out our article on growing Spider plants indoors here! 

Spider Plant Varieties

1.  Variegated Spider Plant

Types of Spider Plants

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’

‘Vittatum’ is the most popular, evergreen, perennial spider plant variety. This ornamental plant has creamy and broad vertical stripes, slightly curved, medium green leaves. It can grow up to 1-2 feet long and wide. Grow this beautiful drought-tolerant hanging plant in well-drained soil, under light shade.

2. Bonnie



Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’

Bonnie has a similar appearance to Vittatum, but the leaves have more curls. This easy-to-care plant is prized for its bright and curled, narrow leaves, that can grow up to 8-18 inches long. This makes it a perfect choice for small rooms, compact balconies, and bathrooms. It also produces beautiful, yellow-colored flowers. This fast-growing plant is also called ‘toilet plant.’

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3. Zebra Plant

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Botanical Name: Chlorophytum laxum ‘Zebra’

This variety of zebra plant is fast-growing; it forms yellow edges that turn white later. You can grow zebra variety as ground cover or in hanging baskets as well. It grows well in full sun to partial shade.

4. Variegatum

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Botanical Name: Chlorophytum Comosum ‘Variegatum’

Also known as Reverse Variegated, this variety is popular among gardeners. It displays curved leaves with white edges and dark green streaks in the center, which is just opposite to ‘Vittatum.’ This variety looks beautiful with unusual variegation in living rooms and offices.

5. Hawaiian Spider Plant

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Botanical Name: Chlorophytum viridescens ‘Hawaiian’

The Hawaiian spider plant is also known as Golden Glow. This fascinating plant has a small, compact size with glossy green leaves in rich tones of champagne. Grow this spider plant in moist, well-draining soil in full sun to partial shade where it can reach up to 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) long.

6. Variegated Bonnie Spider Plant

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie Variegated’

Varigated Bonnie Spider Plant exhibits arched green leaves, with creamy white edges, making it perfect for your living room. It is also an ideal choice for hanging baskets, or you can pair it with the ZZ plant or Dracaena. As it is relatively easy to maintain, it is great for novice gardeners!

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  1. Yes spider plants are not poisonous to cats. They are equivalent to cat nip. Love my spiders. Actually to keep my cats away from my other plants they have a spider that is just for them to nibble on. It’s worked for me for over 10yrs.


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