Spider Plants

Spider Plant 2

Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18 inches long. When less than a year old, Spider Plants may produce tiny white flowers during the summer. These easy-to-grow plants look especially nice in a hanging basket.

Planting

  • Grow in soil-based potting mix in bright to moderate sunlight, but not directly facing hot sun. 
  • Maintain average room temperature and humidity.

Care

  • During growth, water occasionally; once fully developed (within one year), water moderately. 
  • In the spring and summer months keep the soil moist.  Do not let soil dry out.
  • Fertilize twice a month in the spring and summer, however, avoid overfertilization.

Pests/Diseases

  • Prone to tip burn from dry soil or salt and fluoride found in some public water. Keep the soil slightly moist. Avoid using fluoridated water.
  • To rid of the brown discs on leaves, use your fingernail to remove the brown residue every few days.

Recommended Varieties

Wit & Wisdom

Keep spider plants on your desk to reduce indoor pollutants.

Botanical Name: 

Chlorophytum Comosum

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