Chlorophytum Orchidastrum ‘Fire Flash’
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Chlorophytum Orchidastrum also known as Orange Spider Plant or Fire Flash originates from Africa. It is a relative of the common spider plant, but has striking orange coloured stems. It can reach a maximum height of 45cm.
It is non-toxic to humans and animals.
This plant comes with a free 6 cm nursery pot.
It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket.
This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.
Care Guide for your Chlorophytum Orchidastrum
What Lighting Do I Need For My Chlorophytum Orchidastrum?
Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Chlorophytum Orchidastrum, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.
*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Orange Spider Plant every time you water to help it grow evenly.
How Often Do I Need To Water My Fire Flash?
Medium demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*
Water well, and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.
Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because your, Chlorophytum Orchidastrum is a little drama queen and is extremely sensitive. Use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out until it reaches room temperature.
What Temperature Is Best For My Spider Plant?
The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 15°C-25°C.
How Do I Fertilise My Orange Spider Plant?
Only fertilise your Chlorophytum Orchidastrum if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).
Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.
If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burns to your house plant.
To avoid chemical burns to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Fire Flash, like our Silver Soil Booster.
What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?
Room humidity (Between 30-60%) – This house plant thrives under normal humidity. If you find your house is really dry you can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier.
What Is The Best Soil For Spider Plant?
Houseplant mix – These plants require less drainage then other plants and don’t like to fully dry out between watering. Try 1-part coco coir + 1- part peat free compost + 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out too quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.
Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Houseplant Soil Mix.
Is Chlorophytum Orchidastrum Toxic?
Non-Toxic – This house plant is unlikely to be toxic if ingested by humans and animals.
As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.