Spider Plant Care

Last Updated: September 5, 2022

Basic Spider Plant Care

Spider Plants are great and we recommend them to basically anyone looking to add some more greenery to their homes. Not only are they a lot more tolerant of light and moisture conditions than most other houseplant types, but they propagate so easily too!

Ideally, you want to find a spot with bright but indirect sunlight as too much sunlight can fade the leaves and too little can lead to a lack of growth. However, they can adapt well to a wider range than so many other plant types.

Below you’ll find all the information needed to properly care for a Spider Plant. We will also cover FAQs as well as how to spot and treat common problems that might crop up with your Spider Plant. 

Detailed Spider Plant Care

Bright indirect light is perfect for Spider Plants

Spider Plants thrive in bright spots but will also adapt to lower light areas. If you are growing a Spider Plant in low light, be aware that growth will be slower and it may not grow spider babies as quickly.  Another thing to take into consideration when finding the best spot for your Spider Plant is making sure it does not receive any direct light as this will burn the leaves.

Water moderately but don’t let them become too waterlogged

Overwatering can very quickly lead to root rot. Spider Plants are pretty hardy so overwatering every now and again won’t kill your plant but just be aware of how much you are giving them. Also, make sure to stagger watering your Spider Plant as they prefer to dry out in between waterings. 

Spider plants prefer cooler temperatures

Although Spider Plant’s won’t always like to be sat in a really hot home, they are quite easy-going so will survive in most climates year-round. Just try to avoid putting them near draughty doors or windows.

Don’t worry too much about humidity levels for your Spider Plant

One of the great things about caring for Spider Plants is that you don’t need to worry about changing the humidity they are in. They will survive well in the natural humidity levels of your home. Just make sure you are opening the windows each day to allow fresh air to circulate.

Spider plants are very easy to propagate!

Once your Spider Plant matures, they will grow offshoots that will grow into spiderettes that you can separate from the mother plant. Propagation of Spider Plants can also be done via division of the mother plant. Check out our guide to Spider Plant Propagation which includes all the details you need. 

Spider plants are safe for pets and children.

Spider Plants are non-toxic to dogs, cats and humans so you don’t need to worry about putting them out of reach for your pets and children.

Spider Plant Care FAQs

Common Issues for Spider Plants

Whilst Spider Plant are relatively easy to take care of and adapt to most environments, they are prone to some issues. However, if you notice these early and take the right steps, your Spider Plant will more than likely return to a healthy and thriving state.

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