Jan 30 2019
The spider plant is in the genus Chlorophytum which contains almost 200 species, mostly originating in Africa and Asia. Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb.) Jacques is the species you know as one of the easiest houseplants to take care of.
A wild relative of the cultivated spider plant is Chlorophytum durbanense Kuntze, first discovered and collected by Otto Kuntze in the town of Durban, South Africa.