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Spider Plant Care

 Spider Plant

 

Common Name(s)

Spider Plant

Latin Name

Chlorophytum Comosum

Care Level

Perfect For Beginners

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Light

Spider plants prefer medium to bright indirect light. Solid green varieties need less light than green and white varieties. Do not place spider plants in direct sun as this can remove the colour from leaves.

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Water

Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out before you water. Water that is high in salts and chemicals can cause brown leaf tips, use rainwater where possible.

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Humidity

These plants prefer high humidity if they can get it but will do well in average home humidity.

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Temperature

A spider plant does well in average home temperatures between 7.2°C-26.7°C.

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Fertiliser

From spring to autumn, during the active growth period fertilise your plant monthly with a balanced plant food. Overfeeding can cause damage.

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Toxicity

Spider Plants are non-toxic and are pet friendly.

How can I get my spider plant to produce babies?

You can encourage a spider plant to produce "babies" by offering a bright light location and allowing your plant to become root-bound rather than repotting. Do not cut off the stems that the plant sends out this is where the "plantlets" will be produced.

Why are the tips of the leaves on my spider plant turning brown?

This could be one of two things. The first being that chemicals in the water have started to build up, the other may be that too much fertiliser has accumulated in the soil. You could water the plant with distilled water or rainwater to remove this.

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