SPIDER PLANT CARE TIPS
Peace everyone! Today we are talking all about the Spider Plant aka Chlorophytum comosum. Possibly one of the easiest to grow and propagate houseplants that you’ll ever come across. These beauties can adapt and grow in a variety of conditions! The biggest issue you are likely to encounter is some brown tips.
Spider plants are just adorable, and they got their nickname because the babies tend to hang down from the mother plant like spiders on a spider web.
Caring for them is fairly simple making them excellent plants for new plant parents!
- Plant them in a well-draining soil mixture. Y’all probably tired of hearing me say that but I promise the right soil mixture will change your plant life!
- Give them plenty of bright, indirect light. One of mine hangs a few feet away from a South facing window and the other sits a few feet away from a Southwest facing window.
- Water them well once the soil dries out. Never let them sit in standing water this could lead to root rot.
Watering Tips: I use the bottom watering method on my hanging Spider Plant, and I use distilled water to help prevent those brown tips I mentioned earlier.
Humidity is a plus but don’t stress if your space is a bit dry. Unlike the Calathea plant this one can handle lower humidity level and cooler temps! I would suggest the occasional misting if you live in drier climates.
Spiderettes 🙂 or Spider Plant babies usually begin growing from small white flowers. If your Spider plant has not produced any babies yet don’t stress it could be a younger plant. They need time to mature (like us lol) before producing babies.
The baby plants can be cut (carefully with a clean cutting tool) from the mother plant once it is a good size and placed directly in soil, or in water for root development. I prefer to place mine in soil but both methods work fine. Usually using soil the plant seems to grow much larger!
When using the soil method I like to use a glass container to create a greenhouse effect to help the baby plant develop. A plastic bag will also work fine! Place your cutting in a bright location and watch your plant collection grow right before your eyes.
That’s it! A beautiful easy to care for Houseplant that you can easily propagate to share with family and friends or horde for yourself (no judgement).