Chlorophytum Capense Variegatum (Spider Plant, St. Bernard’s Lily, Waterfall Plant)
(Liliaceae) origin: South Africa
An easy and popular variety, cultivated as a house plant since 1828. It grows as a dense cluster of narrow, gracefully arching leaves, each having a cream stripe down the centre. Will grow almost anywhere in the home, but requires plenty of water. The plant should be repotted when the tubers begin to push it up out of its pot.
When the plant is mature in a 5-in. pot, it will produce what appear to be flower stems with little clusters of leaves at the ends. These are the young plants for increasing stock. Peg them down into small pots of soil as for the runners of aplant, and wait until they root before cutting the stem joined to the parent plant. Keep the soil in the small pots fairly dry until the young plants have rooted.