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Spider Plant Care

The Spider plant is among the most adaptable houseplants, and is very easy to grow. A graceful plant that makes a statement anywhere—from a tabletop to a mantle, or with its lovely arching leaves as a hanging plant. The Spider Plant is also known for its tremendous air purifying qualities, making it a healthy addition to your home as well.

How to care for your Spider Plant

Use these instructions to care for a Spider Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Spider Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Spider Plant

LIGHT

Your spider plant can be placed in low to indirect bright light. The more light the plant receives, the bolder the stripes will be. Watch out for too much direct light and it can scorch the leaves. If you don’t have an ideal location for your Spider Plant, use a Grow Light.

WATER

Water your spider plant when 50-75% of the soil volume is dry. Dry crispy tips often point to underwatering while dark brown tips point to overwatering. Water thoroughly and discard of any excess water in the saucer. 

HUMIDITY

Your Spider Plant will do well in normal household humidity but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry, so mist your Spider Plant regularly using a Mister.

TEMPERATURE

Your plant prefers temperatures between 60–80° F.

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants such as our All Purpose Fertilizer (20-20-20).

TOXICITY

The Spider Plant is non-toxic and safe for humans, dogs, and cats.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Mature spider plants will produce “spiderettes,” or “pups.” These are new plant offshoots from the mother plant that you can trim off and nurture to produce an entirely new plant. To propagate, cut off the small plant from the mother, and place the bottom end in a glass of water. You should see roots develop in 2–4 weeks. After roots develop, plant the pup in soil and water regularly. If your Spider Plant is in need of a trim, clean up your plant using clean, sharp Plant Snips.

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What's a Spider Plant?

Botanical Classification: Chlorophytum comosum

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The Spider Plant is among the most adaptable houseplants and is very easy to grow. A graceful plant that makes a statement anywhere—from a tabletop to a mantle, or as a hanging plant with its lovely arching leaves. The pet-friendly spider plant is also known for its air-purifying qualities, making it a healthy addition to your home.

Native to tropical and southern Africa, spider plants have a reputation for being extra hardy. When these plants mature they will produce “spiderettes” which you can propagate to start new plants. These fast-growing, fun plants are a great option for the first-time plant owner.

Fun Fact

Mature spider plants will produce ‘spiderettes’ (baby spider plants) at their end of long, stiff stems. If you wish to propagate your spider plant, simply cut off the small plant, stick it in a small pot of moist soil and water gently. Another method is to stick the spiderette in a glass of water for 1–2 weeks then plant the rooted plantlet in a pot of soil.

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