Don't be put off by the name! Spider plants are easy to grow and adapt to any environment, so they're perfect for people with black thumbs. They make excellent window plants or an exquisite office plant mate. Learn how to properly care for spider plants, as well as the benefits they provide, and get answers to any questions you may have.
What is the Best Way to Care for a Spider Plant?
As previously stated, spider plants are black thumb approved, so there is no need to be concerned about their care. Check out our advice on reviving a plant if your plant is browning or not looking as vibrant as it should. Follow our spider plant care instructions below to keep your plant safe.
Sunlight: Spider plants, despite not being particular about lighting, grow best in bright light because they are commonly used as window plants. Because they aren't picky about the lighting they use, they'll do fine in partial direct sunlight as well. Make sure your spider plant doesn't get too much sun — you'll know if the leaves start to burn.
Water: When you first get your new spider plant baby, water it only once in a while rather than once a week. Allowing them to completely dry out between waterings is the greatest rule of thumb. Check the soil with your finger every now and again, and water again when the soil has totally dried out! When your spider plant matures, you'll notice that you need to water it more frequently.
Temperature: Spider plants enjoy the sun, but they also prefer cool temperatures between 55 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. They're more of an indoor plant because they enjoy lower temps, but don't worry if you put them somewhere a little warmer. Temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or lower should be avoided.
Toxicity: Although the plant is advertised as non-toxic, it might be detrimental to cats and cause stomach distress and vomiting if consumed.
Pests: Although spider plants are pest-resistant, they are susceptible to several pest infestations.
The most prevalent problem with spider plants is that their leaves shrink and turn brown or black at the tips.
Propagation : Spider plants are the easiest plants to start with if you're not sure how to propagate a plant.