Spider plants have always been my first love. They are so easy to keep, beautifully 70’s looking and really easy to propagate, an all round perfect plant.
Spider plants are generally available all year round in most garden centres. When you purchase one of these guys get a pot filled with loads of plants, very bushy with healthy dark green leaves. If they have brown tips it means they need re-potting or just a bit of TLC.
I have these guys spread all around our house and they survive best hanging in my windows which means they get about two hours of full sun a day. But having said that they will survive without full sun and in just a nice light spot.
When your spider gets bigger and its stems and leaves get longer it might be best to have it hanging or on a stand higher so they can hang freely.
These guys need a lot of watering, I water 1-2 times a week, but I always check to see if the soil has dried out as they will not handle being waterlogged.
Spider Plants are easy to propagate once they grown their long stems with small white flowers followed by beautiful plantlets. What you need to look out for is what look like roots bursting to break free a nodule. Once you see this gentle pick it away from the stem and place in water or straight into soil. I prefer water first just because i can secure a healthy root growth.
If you look after Spider Plants they will live a long life.
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