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The spider plant is a delightfully adaptable plant that is almost impossible to destroy. It’s the perfect choice for busy people, on-the-go families, or for those whose thumb is not even faintly green. These hardy, popular houseplants are an attractive and easy-care addition to your home, but there are a few tips that are necessary to help you maintain the spider plant’s beauty and productivity indefinitely.

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1. Also Known As

Spider plants grow naturally in tropical and southern Africa but have become naturalized in many countries, including western Australia. Its leaves are often variegated--edged or patterned in a second color--with dark green leaves that sport either an ivory center or side stripe. Members of the lily family, spider plants are also known as airplane plants, St. Bernard's lily, spider ivy, and ribbon plant.

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