Spider Plant, also known as Ribbon Plant or Airplane Plant is an impressive house plant for beginners. It's easy to care for, tolerates average room conditions, and is easy to propagate. The plant can tolerate neglect.
The slender, arching leaves of Ribbon Plants are dark green with a creamy white stripe. Leaves grow from a central crown and can reach up to 1 ft (30 cm) long. Give this plant plenty of light for the best leaf color. Plants grown in low light may lose their variegation. Spider plants look best in hanging baskets or on tall stands or pedestals to show off their trailing foliage. Their variegated leaves and graceful, fountain-like growing habit add a beautiful contrast and texture when grouped with other house plants. When less than a year old, the plant produces small, white flowers on the tips of wiry, upright stems, called runners. The runners are soon weighted down with plantlets giving it a spidery appearance.