There are many common Spider Plant varieties that you can find in stores and each one will compliment your home and improve the air quality at the same time. Spider plants are loved by generations and there is a good reason for that, they are easy care for and have attractive foliage.
Finding one won’t be challenging as they are sold virtually everywhere. You can grab yours in nurseries as well as in supermarkets. On top of that, they are one of the most affordable plants.
What are spider plants?
A species of plants called Chlorophytum comosum is also known by the name spider plant.
They also go by a variety of other names such as airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, ribbon plant…
You can’t go wrong with owning a bunch as they are great for improving air quality in your home.
The variety you are most likely seeing in stores is called Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vitattum’ (the green edged leaves with a white stripe on the middle), however there are quite a few more varieties available.
What are the Different Types of Spider Plants?
Here are some of the most common spider plant varieties that you are likely to spot in nurseries and plant shops.
Chlorophytum comosum “Vittatum” – The Most Common Spider Plant Varieties
The most common spider plant variety goes by the name Chlorophytum comosum “Vittatum”. You will find this plant in almost every plant store and nursery.
It has long, thin arching leaves that make up a gorgeous rosette. The leaves are green on the outside with a white center.
Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’
Much like Vitattum, Chlorophytum comusom variegatum has long arched leaves with the leaf coloration inversed. The leaves on this one are green and have white edges.
Chlorophytum comosum Solid Green Spider Plant
While finding variegated varieties in stores is more common, non variegated aka solid green versions can be spotted too.
In our opinion these are just as gorgeous, if not even more. As the variegated ones, these too gladly show off their wonderful arched leaves.
They have an advantage too, solid green plants are even easier to care for than the variegated variety.
Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’
Bonnie variety of spider plant might just be our favorite. All the benefits of a regular spider plant as far as easy care goes and with an added twist, literally.
The leaves of Bonnie spider plants are curled, making it look like a fancy curly hair. We think it’s worth mentioning they pair up with face flower pots nicely. You will love the look of this plant.
Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie Solid Green’
Another wonderful plant that you can add to your collection. Same leaf shape as “regular Bonnie”, with this one featuring solid green curled leaves. As far as Common Spider Plant Varieties go, this one is a bit harder to find, but not impossible. You will love this one.
Spider Plant Relatives
You’ve got your share of Common Spider Plant Varieties, but there are also spider plant relatives worth considering.
Some plants that aren’t the same species as regular “spider plants” also got their spider plant name.
Chlorophytum Orchidastrum “Orange Spider Plant” – !Toxic To Pets!
A relative to Chlorophytum comosum, chloropyctum orchidastrum is nicknamed Orange Spider Plant. These have been gaining on their popularity so spotting one in a store isn’t as rare nowadays.
If you are not dead set on having spider plants from the same species this one is certainly one to consider adding to your collection.
Things to keep in mind for this plant: you can’t propagate like other spider plants, it won’t produce plantlets, but it can be propagated from seed. Like it’s cousins this one is fairly easy to take care for too. Unlike it’s cousins, the chlorophytum orchidastrum is currently considered toxic for pets.