Chlorophytum - Spider Plant

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Lighting Requirements

Your Spider Plant will thrive in a spot with bright indirect light; its leaves will display more colors if it receives more light. Keep the plant away from direct sunlight, otherwise its leaves can burn. The more indirect light it receives, the more vivid its stripes will be.

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Watering Needs

The Spider Plant’s soil should not be soggy as this can lead to root rot. Let the soil dry out completely before watering it again. If your plant has brown leaves, it could be due to dissolved chemicals present in the water used. Make sure to let the water sit out overnight to allow the chemicals to dissipate or use filtered water.

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Humidity

Spider Plants do fine in low humidity but thrive if given just a little extra. and love being misted daily. Keep an eye out for brown and crispy leaves, this means the air is too dry and the plant is not getting enough humidity – if this is the case, then mist the Spider Plant regularly.

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Temperature Preferences

They do best between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and no cooler than 55 degrees at night. Try to keep your plants away from any heating/cooling vents and fans.

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Fertilizer

Feed it twice a month in spring and summer as the plant produces new growth during this time. Apply the fertilizer only on damp soil. Watch out for brown leaf tips, this is a sign that the plant could be getting over-fertilized.

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Pet-Friendly

Spider Plants are non-toxic to pets and humans.

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Extra Care

Adult spider plants produce ‘spiderettes’ (younger plants) at the ends of their long stems. If you wish to grow more plants, just cut off these spiderettes and plant them in small pots with moist soil. Alternatively, you can also put the young plant in a glass of water for approximately 1-2 weeks and then place it in a planter with soil.