CLEOME hassleriana Spider Plant is a species of flowering plant in the family Cleomaceae. It is native to South America but has been widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens around the world.
Spider Plant typically grows to a height of 60-120 cm, with a branching stem and palmate leaves that are typically 5-15 cm long. The plant produces numerous pink to purple flowers that are 3-5 cm in diameter and have long, thin petals that give the flower a spidery appearance.
The flower is super attractive to birds and butterflies but resistant to rabbits. Like a respected person, the flower requires a safe and healthy environment to flourish smoothly. Blooms in the spring and summer, the flower possesses the ability to grow on its own..
Spider Plant is a popular garden plant and is often used in borders, cottage gardens, and other ornamental plantings. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil and is relatively easy to grow from seed. The plant is also used in traditional medicine for its diuretic and laxative properties.
In addition to its ornamental and medicinal value, Spider Plant has ecological value as a source of nectar for pollinators and as a food source for birds and other wildlife. The plant is also considered to have cultural significance in some regions, where it is used in religious ceremonies and other cultural events.
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Scientific Name: Cleome Hassleriana
Common Name: Spider Flower
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil
Full Growth Height: 3-6 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 2 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Pollinator: Humming Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Cut Flower
Attracts: Butterflies, Humming Birds
Flower Color: Pink, Purple or White
Tolerate: Drought, Rabbit
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Chalk
Garden Uses: Beds and Borders, Cottage Gardens, Containers