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Why are the leaves on my Spider Plant fading and losing color?

If you notice the green striping on your Spider plant is fading, it’s likely because it’s very thirsty! Fading leaves may also be droopy and limp.

Spider Plant: Bloomscape

Let’s get your Spider Plant on the road to recovery.

 

Give it a drink!

Your Spider Plant can dry out a bit between waterings, but be sure you’re not underwatering your plant. Keep a consistent watering schedule–water when the top 50% of the soil is dry.

 

If you accidentally let your Spider Plant’s soil dry out completely, you may see leaves go limp, droop, lose color, and possibly start to brown. If the soil is extremely dry all the way through the pot, a thorough soak is in order. 

 

Here’s how to soak-water your Spider Plant:

 

  1. Place your plant in your sink or tub without the saucer. Fill your basin up with about 3-4″ of water. Make sure the water isn’t hot! 
  2. Allow your plant to soak up water through the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot for at least 45 min. 
  3. Feel the top of the soil after your plant has been soaking–has the water reached the top 2-3” of soil?
  4. If not all the soil feels saturated, water your Spider Plant slightly from the top of the soil to help speed up the saturation.
  5. When your plant’s soil is evenly damp, drain the sink/tub and allow the plant to rest while it drains thoroughly. Place the plant back on its saucer and back in its proper spot. 

 

Increase the humidity

Your Spider Plant will appreciate a boost in humidity, too. Increase the humidity around your plant by misting the leaves on a regular basis, using a pebble tray, or moving a humidifier nearby.

Need more help?

We're confident your Spider Plant will be back to normal in no-time, but if you've followed the steps above and things just aren't improving you can contact us here.

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