Spider Plant Care Guide

Spider Plant Care Guide

Spider plants, scientifically known as Chlorophytum Colosum, can make a mantle or shelf pop with the bright white and green colors. The lovely, long arching plant leaves draw attention from any part of the room. This low maintenance plant can grow to 3 ft and loves extra humidity. Spider plants are know for their air purifying qualities which makes this a great plant to bring into your home.

  • Soil

Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for your Spider Plant. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.

  • Watering

Spider plants appreciate a good watering but not left soggy. They prefer to dry out before each water. They can be sensitive to tap water, so if your spider plant starts to get brown tips, switch to distilled water or let your tap water sit out overnight to get rid of the chemicals. 

  • Sunlight

Your spider plant can tolerate lower light settings but will thrive in brighter, indirect light. The colors of the leaves will pop more when in brighter light. Avoid direct sunlight as it will burn the leaves. 

  • Humidity

Humidity is an important key for caring for your Spider Plant. Providing a humidifier near by, misting, or making pebble trays filled with water can help add humidity to your home and keep your plants happy. If the tips of the leaves start to get crisp and brown, it is from a lack of humidity. Putting in a kitchen above a sink or in the bathroom where is there a lot of steam, can help keep the humidity levels up. 

  • Fertilization

When it comes to fertilizing your Spider Plant, they will only need it in the spring and summer months, every 2 weeks.

FAQ’s

  • Pet friendly?

    • Yes - not only is this plant pet friendly, it’s hallucinogenic to cats (what fun)! Try to avoid pets or children getting into it but if they do it won’t hurt them.


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