How to Grow and Care for Spider Plants
Thank you. loved your article. It was really helpful for my business.
Wish to see more in the coming days.
A few days, before my Dad passed, he asked me to find a plant for my Mom- one that would last.
I picked out a beautiful Spider plant. Dad died in 1978; Mom in 1990. I still have this lovely plant today, in my home. It is a wonderful symbol of their love for each other, and for our family.
I saw a comment mentioning that the root on a spider plant they had were swollen. Since it wasn't mentioned in the article, I'd like to make it clear (to the person who made the comment and anyone else) that that's normal. Spider plant roots are tubers, and the water they hold is why spider plants are so forgiving if you forget to water them for a bit.
Also, spider plants prefer being a bit root bound, so while you might pot up other plants with similar growth speeds by two inches every other year, with spider plants you're safe to go up by one inch every two or three years. And of course, you can plant a few of them together in the same pot, especially with wider pots to help fill up the space and make it look more full.
My spider plant is 1 yr old and only has 1 spider! What do I need to do to encourage more spiders? This plant is indoors and hangs in front of a tinted patio door.
In your article about caring for spider plants you published a photo of a plant with not usual 'pups' but no information on why this happened or how to propagate from this kind of off-shoot. My one plant has 7 off-shoots like your photo and I am clueless as to how to deal with it.
I have the same question I have 3 long skinny shot that are growing out of my spider plant. And at the end there are very little leafs. I don't think they look like they would have roots or grow anything? What should I do with them. And it seems to be very root tight in the pot, should I put it in a larger one? I looks good other wise. Thank You Marilyn
The little leaves at the end of the shoots will eventually turn into small air plants—just give them time! When they develop leaves that are at least 3 inches in length, they can be snipped off the mother plant and planted themselves in soil or water (water helps to get them rooting). If the mother plant seems very tightly squeezed in her pot, it wouldn’t hurt to move her to a bigger one!