A classic of the houseplant world, the curly spider plant has been grown indoors for decades because it’s incredibly easy to take care of. In the wild, it’s most commonly found in tropical parts of Africa and Australia.
A wild version might grow as tall as 60cm, with, bizarrely, flower stems that can be up to 75cm long. Indoors, it’s a compact plant that will live cheerfully in living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens - anywhere. It’s equally happy hanging as in a pot.
Water it lightly and give it bright, indirect light for best results (it will be fine in lower light too, but growth will be weaker). You can also give it a growth boost by feeding it with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer.
This is one spider nobody need be afraid of.
Did you know?
There are over 200 species of spider plant, some of which reach heights over a metre.