Spider Plants are easy to grow houseplants as well as being straightforward to care for. In fact they're potentially one of the easiest and most rewarding indoor plants you can grow in your home.
One of the most interesting points of the Spider Plant is its ability to rapidly propagate itself, through us, people! A "baby", "pup" or "plantlet" from the mother plant will often root with a very high success rate. There is never long to wait until the pup is sending up slender shoots of its own, that produce small white flowers which develop into more airborne plantlets.
These plants are so prolific and grow so fast your original pup could be producing large numbers of plantlets of its own within a year. You might be wondering what you should do with all these new plants! The good news is they can just be left where they are for several years as part of the mother plant, or you could remove some and share them with family and friends too.
Houseplants are good for your health and the Spider Plant is no exception. As an added bonus, it will strip and safely remove pollutants and chemical vapors from the air in your home. All this for the price of an occasional watering and some basic care requirements.
- A beautiful Spider plant (8 to 10 inch) in height.
- One 8 Inch of Round Brown or Black Pot + water drainage plate
- 2 weeks of Free Plant Care service (Unlimited WhatsApp chat with an expert)
- The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary slightly
How to care for Spider Plants ?
Spider plants do not require too much attention and make excellent houseplants
All the variegated Spider Plants need a bright spot in order to keep their stripes. The all green version (which has no variegation to lose) will accept a darker location although growth will be much slower. Direct sunlight should always be avoided.
Watering your plant well in the growing months (Spring through to Autumn) and putting it in a bright spot, will yield a fast rate of growth and a good chance of Spider Babies. Water only sparingly in Winter as growth slows down no matter what you do at this time of year and if too much water is sloshing around the roots, it can cause the plant to rot.
How to Care for the Spider Plant Recap:
Moderate Light Levels: An adaptable houseplant that will grow well in both light shade or brightly lit spaces.
Moderate Watering: They can go for long periods without water but growth and overall health will suffer. Try to water at least once a week in Summer. Less often in Winter.
Moderate Temperature: Pick rooms in your home to grow your plant in that are warm.
Feeding: Provide feed to the soil once every month. No need to feed during periods of no growth, for example during Winter.
- Avoid harsh direct sunlight which can scorch the leaves.