Spider Plant Features
Despite its creepy name the Spider Plant is considered one of the most popular houseplants and for good reason. The spider plant is a very adaptable houseplant and is not picky on where you keep it in your home. Generally, you’ll want to grow spider plants in a hanging basket because it’s long leaves like to arch over the side and carry baby plantlets with them. It grows just as beautifully in traditional containers on mantles, in windowsills, and on tabletops also so the options of where to place it are endless.
Growing Spider Plants
Spider plants have stood the test of time, and the main reason this they are an extremely easy-to-grow houseplant. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions from bright indirect light to very low light and isn’t all that fussy about a watering schedule. They are especially great in office building or bedrooms because the Spider Plant very well known from removing and filtering out indoor air pollution.
The spider plant prefers bright indirect light but make sure the sunlight isn’t hitting directly on the leaves because there is a chance of them getting sunburned (yes, leaves get sunburned like us!). Don’t worry if you don’t have the bright indirect light it looks for, because the spider plant will do surprisingly well in lower light too.
Spider plants do like a nice moist soil but not soaked. Be sure to pot them in a pot that allows the water to drain out the bottom because waterlogged roots will cause root rot. They do enjoy a misting occasionally for a little added humidity. During the winter cut back on watering as it’s not their growing season and don’t need as much water. If your tap water contains fluoride, use distilled or rainwater to prevent brown leaf tips on your plant.
Spider plant also like a fast-draining, well aerated potting that contains perlite and some peat moss. We suggest Fertilome Ultimate Potting Mix for best results.
This plant likes to have a little fertilizer every now and again but don’t over fertilize. That will cause the tips of the leaves to turn brown. Feeding with a liquid fertilizer diluted by half every 2 – 3 weeks during the spring and summer is perfect. Don’t fertilizer during the winter as it’s not it’s growing season.
At City Floral Garden Center, we carry Denver’s largest variety of spider plants and houseplants. Come check out our spider plants and take one of these beauties home.