by Andrew Britten, ForemostCo®, Inc.
Chlorophytum comosum, or spider plants, have been a foliage staple in our industry for as long as I have been alive, and much beyond that as well (I am trying very hard not to identify as young or old). They are a perennial flowering tropical plant native to Tropical and Southern Africa. This was one of the plants that I first had as a child that really got me into the love of plants and the industry that we are in. I remember watching the plants grow, develop their pups, and subsequently planting them and making new pots full of this quite common yet tremendously interesting plant. It was also the first plant my parents told me to stop making more of. Having grown up in the north, in Maryland, everything had to be brought inside for the winter and I had run out of space