spider plant

spider plant
1. Also called ribbon plant. a plant, Chlorophytum comosum, of the lily family, native to southern Africa, that has long, narrow leaves and clusters of white flowers and is widely cultivated as a houseplant.
2. cleome.
[1850-55]

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African plant of genus Chlorophytum (lily family).

This popular houseplant has long, narrow, grassy green-and-white-striped leaves. Periodically a flower stem emerges, and tiny white flowers (not always produced) are replaced by young plantlets, which can then be detached and rooted.

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plant
      African plant of the genus Chlorophytum of the family Agavaceae.

      A similar name, spiderwort, is used for Tradescantia virginiana (family Commelinaceae).

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