Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’

Family: Asparagaceae

Countries: Africa

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is a new form of the spider plant, this plant produces wider leaves that are much shorter in length than the traditional spider plants that were seen in the 1970s, giving this newer cultivar a slightly spiky appearance.

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is an easy grow houseplant that produces foliage which has a striped green centre to every leaf, each leaf is flanked and outlined in ivory.  I think of Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ as a rather modern looking houseplant, this particular form seems to suit angular containers or planters with an industrial vibe.  But please don’t feel obliged to use this plant in a very modern scene if you would not choose this style yourself, Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ can be successfully grown in hanging baskets, mature plants look very striking when hung up on display, surrounded by their baby plants, which grow on pendent stems that hang rather beautifully below the plant.

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is an easy going plant, one favours being kept a little too dry, as opposed to a little too wet.  Pot up new baby plants as their individual root systems have developed, choose a container that has holes in the base, which will allow water to escape when you water your plant, and use a peat free, free draining compost.  This spider plant can grow rather beautifully when grown in a hanging basket, or alternatively, you could plant your Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ plant in a regular container or indoor window box.  However you grow your spider plant, choose a bright room and find a position where your Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ plant will enjoy bright, indirect light, ensure that your plant is growing away from any harsh light – avoid the bright midday sunshine.  Water your plant every couple of weeks or so, and mist your plant regularly, more so if your spider plant develops brown tips to its leaves.

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