Spider Plant

Cleome hasseleriana

Spider Plant - Cleome hasseleriana

Common Name: Spider Plant
Genus: Cleome
Species: hasseleriana

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

The particularly long stamens on the flowers of this annual plant give them a spidery appearance, hence the common name. The flowers are produced in summer, they have a strong fragrance and vary in colour, being white, pink or purple. Cleome hasseleriana has hairy stems, the leaves are mid-green and palmate.


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