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Care Guide

Spider Plant Care

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Meet Spider Plant

The Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from a few problems, other than brown tips. The Spider plant is so named because of its spider-like leaves, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. Available in green or variegated varieties, these spiderettes often start out as small white flowers.

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Light

Generally speaking, more sun will produce more pronounced variegation in striped varieties and darker green in solid varieties. Too much blazing, direct sunlight can be detrimental and will tend to burn the leaves. Spider plants thrive in bright, indirect lgiht. 

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Pet Friendly

Yes, although cats seem to have an attraction to this plant due to its mild hallucinogenic properties similar to catnip. If your cat has a penchant for eating plants you may want to keep this plant out of reach. Although it is considered non-toxic it can cause an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea if ingested.

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Water

Water your plant when the top 50% of soil is dry. When you water your Spider plant, soak the soil evenly and generously, but then wait a while until you water it again. These plants like to have the soil dry out a little between watering because the roots tend to hold a lot of water, which can cause root rot if the plant is overwatered.

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Humidity

Medium

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Temperature

Generally speaking, your plant will do best at consistent temperatures ranging from 70°-90° F; however, they can tolerate lower temperatures. 

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Difficult Level

Easy

   Common Problems Q&A

 Why are my leaves turning brown at the edges?

First it is important to trim off the brown leaves so the plant can dedicate its energy to the healthy leaves. If more than 20% of the plant had brown leaves you should do this in stages, so you do not shock your plant. Your plant may need more humidity, you can help solve this issue by misting your leaves on a regular basis. Brown leaves can also be caused by your tap water. It may be a good idea to filter your water or let the water sit overnight to relieve some of the chlorine. 


Why are my leaves loosing color?

If you notice your Spider plant leaves fading, your plant is likely in need of water. Spider plants like to dry out a bit in between waterings, but careful not to under water. You should water your plant when the top 50% of soil is dry. Try maintaining a consistent watering schedule to avoid any watering issues. Your plant may also need more light, try placing it in an area with bright, indirect light.

Why are my leaves wilting or drooping?

Your Spider plant may have overheated due to too much time in the sun, or it is lacking water. Try placing your Spider plant in an area with less sunlight, they do best in bright, indirect sunlight. Make sure you are also watering your plant when the top 50% of soil is dry and maintaining a consistent watering schedule.

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Spider Plant 'Reverse'
Spider Plant 'Reverse'
Spider Plant 'Reverse' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Reverse' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Reverse' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Reverse'
Spider Plant 'Reverse'
Spider Plant 'Reverse'

Spider Plant 'Reverse'

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  • Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum, 
  • Common Names: spider plant, airplane plant, spider ivy
  • Description: The Spider plant is a flowering perennial native tropical South Africa. The leaves of the spider plant are thin ribbon like strands which end in a point and grow upward and bend downward giving it the look of a spider, this particular variety will have leaves which grow outward and upward.The Spider plant produces small white flowers that grow along a long stalk independent to the leaves of the spider plant. Also known for their air purifying qualities,the spider plant is a great companion to any household of office.
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Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Bonnie' - House Plant Shop

Spider Plant 'Bonnie'

$21.99
  • Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum, 
  • Common Names: spider plant, airplane plant, spider ivy
  • Description: The Spider plant is a flowering perennial native tropical South Africa. The leaves of the spider plant are thin ribbon like strands which end in a point and grow upward and bend downward giving it the look of a spider. The Spider plant produces small white flowers that grow along a long stalk independent to the leaves of the spider plant. Also known for their air purifying qualities, the spider plant is a great companion to any household of office.
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Spider Plant 'Hawaiian'
Spider Plant 'Hawaiian'
Spider Plant 'Hawaiian' - House Plant Shop
Spider Plant 'Hawaiian' - House Plant Shop

Spider Plant 'Hawaiian'

$19.99
  • Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum, 
  • Common Names: spider plant, airplane plant, spider ivy
  • Description: The Spider plant is a flowering perennial native tropical South Africa. The leaves of the spider plant are thin ribbon like strands which end in a point and grow upward and bend downward giving it the look of a spider. The Spider plant produces small white flowers that grow along a long stalk independent to the leaves of the spider plant. Also known for their air purifying qualities, the spider plant is a great companion to any household of office. 
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