Definition of spider plant in US English:

spider plant


  • A plant of the lily family that has long narrow leaves with a central yellow or white stripe, native to southern Africa and popular as a houseplant.

    Chlorophytum comosum, family Liliaceae

    • ‘It will be plants which are good at recycling carbon dioxide like spider plants.’
    • ‘Chelsea plays with the tip of a spider plant, flicking it with her fingers.’
    • ‘It was overflowing with hanging spider plants and overripe ferns.’
    • ‘Andrea also uses this trick on her hanging spider plant.’
    • ‘A towel rack hung on the shower door, and a spider plant trailed its long white-green tendrils across the counter.’


spider plant

/ˈspīdər plant/