Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum', or Spider Plant, is one of the standards among houseplants sold today. They have low, clustering rosettes, with channeled, narrow-linear, recurving leaves. Leaves are dark green with a white stripe in the center, which reach 10 inches (25 cm) in length by ¾ inch (2 cm) wide. They are easy to culture and make good plants for beginners.
In warmer climates or during summer months in colder areas, spider plants are well-suited to use in planters or as a groundcover. The plantlets will cascade over a wall or planter forming a fountain effect. The variegated cultivars brighten up any shaded locations. It can be used as an edging along walks or in front of shrub borders.