How to care for your Spider Plant
Use these instructions to care for a Spider Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Spider Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Your spider plant can be placed in low to indirect bright light. The more light the plant receives, the bolder the stripes will be. Watch out for too much direct light and it can scorch the leaves. If you don’t have an ideal location for your Spider Plant, use a Grow Light.
Water your spider plant when 50-75% of the soil volume is dry. Dry crispy tips often point to underwatering while dark brown tips point to overwatering. Water thoroughly and discard of any excess water in the saucer.
Your Spider Plant will do well in normal household humidity but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry, so mist your Spider Plant regularly using a Mister.
Your plant prefers temperatures between 60–80° F.
Feed once every month during the spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants such as our All Purpose Fertilizer (20-20-20).
The Spider Plant is non-toxic and safe for humans, dogs, and cats.
Mature spider plants will produce “spiderettes,” or “pups.” These are new plant offshoots from the mother plant that you can trim off and nurture to produce an entirely new plant. To propagate, cut off the small plant from the mother, and place the bottom end in a glass of water. You should see roots develop in 2–4 weeks. After roots develop, plant the pup in soil and water regularly. If your Spider Plant is in need of a trim, clean up your plant using clean, sharp Plant Snips.