Spider Plants is a very tolerant plant. It’s very adaptable, low maintenance, and forgiving for those that don’t have the greenest of thumbs. It will grow in a variety of conditions, and rarely suffers from anything other than brown tips. It gets its name from the little off-shoots, or spiderettes, that hang down from the mother plant like little baby spiders hanging from a web. The leaves can be green or variegated, green and white, and it will get little, white flowers.
These plants will thrive in well drained soil and bright indirect light. Spider plants prefer to dry out in between waterings; if you over water, it can cost root rot. Watch for leaves turning yellow and drooping – that means it’s been over watered. If they are underwatered, the leaves will start to look grey and begin to shrivel slightly and fold in on themselves. Either of these problems are easily reversible with some patience. Time of year can affect how often to water. It’s easy to have to water every day or nearly every day when it’s summer and the temperatures are higher. Especially if you move them outside or if they are in clay pots; clay pots are very breathable, and can allow water to evaporate more easily. When it’s winter, the plants are inside, the temps are lower, and the days are shorter, 1-2 a week can be ideal.
Spread the love and share your spiderettes with your friends! The baby spider will produce small roots while being fed by the mother plant. Once the root mass is about the size of a marble or a little bigger, you can snip them off and place them in a little dish of water for a little bit. The water will hydrate the roots, and they will begin to grow. Once the new root growth is 1-1.5 inches longer, you can pop them in some soil.