Diuranthera (syn. Chlorophytum) major

Hardy Spider Plant

Plant Type:


Diuranthera major (syn. Chlorophytum major) – ​3 available.This is the Hardy Spider Plant. Yes, this is a hardy relative of the well-known hanging basket plant complete with long arching lance-shaped green leaves 16” to 18” long. Multitudes of husky, late summer stems arise growing considerably taller than the foliage; they sport dozens of white flowers composed of narrow petals surrounding central golden stamens. Flower stems grow taller than the 16 to 18-inch designation. Bees love it. It's a clumper. And if happy it will self-sow. Who’d a thunk: a Hardy Spider Plant?! This will make an easy-natured low maintenance ground cover - an impressive one at that! If ordered in our fall catalog your perennial will arrive cut back. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established potted plant, seed grown.

From Derek M. (NC) - Hello, Thank you for the Chlorophytum - I received it yesterday and I cannot get over how large and healthy that plant is. I was expecting something quite a bit smaller. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Derek M. Winston-Salem, NC



16-18 In




7 to 9(10?)
What is my hardiness zone?

Characteristics and Attributes for Diuranthera (syn. Chlorophytum) major

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Dappled Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Massing
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden


  • Fertile
  • Moist Summer / Dry Winter
  • Average
  • Draining


  • China

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted