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spider plant

n.
A perennial plant (Chlorophytum comosum) native to southern Africa and widely grown as a houseplant, having long narrow often striped leaves and sprawling stems on which flowers and plantlets form.

spider plant

n
(Plants) any of various house plants, esp Chlorophytum elatum. See chlorophytum

spi′der plant`


n.
a plant, Chlorophytum comosum, of the lily family, native to S Africa, that has long, narrow leaves and clusters of white flowers: widely cultivated as a houseplant.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.spider plant - native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United Statesspider plant - native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long-lasting spider-shaped white to pink-purple flowers
cleome, spiderflower - any of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome having showy spider-shaped flowers
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Growing up in the seventies and early eighties, I remember a vogue for twine and macrame crocheted slings, from which potted spider plants would hang in almost every home.
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