Spider plants are ideal for beginners because they are very easy to care for. Display them in a hanging planter.
HOW NOT TO KILL IT
Location – Keep the plant in a room that is always 45 – 75F (7-24C)
Light – Place it in a bright spot, away from direct sunlight.
Watering + Feeding – Keep the potting mix moist, but not soggy. Water more sparingly in water. Feed every few weeks excepts during water.
Care – Repot young plants into a slightly bigger pot every spring. Repot mature plants when the white, fleshy roots begin to push the plant from its container, making it tricky to water. Mature spider plants produce “plantlets” or babies that can be cut off and grown individually. If they have tiny roots, plant them directly into the new potting mix. If they have no roots, place them in water for a few weeks until the roots appear.
BROWN TIPS ON THE LEAVES?
Your plant can tolerate the hot, dry air of centrally heated rooms, but this may make the leaf tips go brown. Underfeeding or underwatering can have the same effect.
SAVE IT – Cut off the brown TIPS AND MOVE YOUR PLANT TO A COOLER ROOM. Make sure you feed and water it regularly.
BROWN STREAKS ON THE LEAVES IN WINTER?
This means your plant has been watered too much in cool conditions.
SAVE IT – Remove any unsightly leaves. Make sure that you water your plant less during winter – the potting mix should be just moist.
The soil around the roots is too dry, which might mean your plant needs repotting. Alternatively, it may have root rot.
SAVE IT – Remove any unsightly leaves. Water well from spring to fall. Repot your plant if it is building from its pot. Check for root rot.
PALE LEAVES? Harsh sunlight, lack of water, or low sunlight and low temperatures in winter can all make the leaves turn pale.
SAVE IT – Move the plant out of direct sunlight, and water well. In winter, move your plant to a warmer, brighter room.