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Spider plant is known for its adaptability and easy-to-grow maintenance as well as their spider-like foliage which sprouts out from the mother plant with occasional tiny white flowers. Often placed in hanging baskets, this plant plant was a staple in Victorian-era homes.
As Low As: $4.95
|2 Inch Pot||$4.95|
|4 Inch Pot||$7.95|
|6 Inch Pot||$12.95|
|6 Inch Hanging Basket||$14.95|
|10 Inch Hanging Basket||$19.95|
Espoma Organic Potting Mix
4 Quart Bag
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food
1 LB Shaker
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Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a clean air plant that suits any decor. Its lovely arching flower stems are best displayed as a hanging plant.
The Spider Plant is an excellent air-purifying house plant and very easy to grow. If you’re new to planting, this is an excellent selection for low-maintenance and drought tolerance. This tough plant enjoys moist well-drained soil and is best planted in bright indirect sunlight.
During the spring growing season, Spider Plants send out long shoots with occasional white flowers on the ends. The small flower stalks of the spider plant become pups that resemble spiders. These spiderettes can be propagated and planted once they produce small white roots.
The green and white foliage of the spider plant lightens and blends into any decor. When grown indoors, they like fluorescent light to bright indirect light.
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 Inches|
|Mature Width:||12 to 18 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Habit:||Compact habit, insignificant flower|
|Foliage:||Green and white striped|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out some between watering|
|Water Requirements:||If unsure, do not water|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care|
How to Care for Spider Plant
Before you buy a Spider Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What are the soil and pot requirements for Spider Plants?
We suggest planting your newly purchased Spider Plants into a container 2-4 inches wider in diameter, and 3-5 inches deeper than the container it is in currently. Use a well draining potting mix, and be sure to disturb the roots when transplanting. We recommend adding a slow release fertilizer to the new potting mix. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the container. Keep in mind that this new potting mix will retain more moisture than the previous container, so watering in the beginning should be less frequent.
When should I water my Spider Plants?
Spider Plants should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out occasionally between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn’t need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you’re unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require. The tips of the leaves of the Spider Plants will start to turn brown if the plant is kept either too wet or too dry.
What type of fertilizer should I use for my Spider Plants?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Fertilizing Spider Plants will actually discourage them from flowering and producing pups.
What type of light is best for Spider Plants?
Spider plants do best when they are planted in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate the shade and partial direct sun, but the leaves have a habit of burning when placed in aggressive, direct sunlight.